Genesis Hospice among top 5% in the nation for quality performance

Jeannette Byrd, RN, center) holds the Hospice Quality Excellence Award from HomeCare HomeBase, while posing for a photo alongside her fellow Genesis Hospice and Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House staff members, in Bettendorf. The national award recognizes Genesis Hospice as ranking in the top 5% for hospice quality performance. CREDIT GENESIS

Genesis Hospice has earned a national award for ranking in the top 5% for hospice quality performance.

The Hospice Quality Excellence Award from HomeCare HomeBase recognizes agencies performing at 100% across the organization in all seven CMS-defined quality measures (see below for a list of the seven metrics).

“From our leadership to our support staff, to our experts at the bedside, Genesis is enormously proud of our Hospice team,” said Glen Roebuck, executive director of Home, Outpatient, and Senior Services Genesis Health System. “We have offered the most comprehensive services in the region for quite some time. This recognition further illustrates the high level of quality care, and compassionate service patients and their families receive when partnering with Genesis Hospice. We are privileged and honored to serve our community through this healthcare ministry.”

Genesis Hospice exists to provide support and comfort to patients and their families when a cure is no longer possible.

Specialized types of care include:

  • Treats the physical, emotional, and spiritual (holistic) needs.
  • Concentrates on making patients comfortable and free of pain.
  • Emphasizes that the quality of life is as important as the length of life.

Genesis Hospice serves 11 counties in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois, including services at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. In addition, we provide hospice services in private residences, local health care facilities, and at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, the only residential hospice center in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. HomeCare HomeBase is the electronic medical record (EMR) provider for about 40% of the nation’s hospices.

The seven CMS-defined quality measures: Treatment preferences; Beliefs and values; Pain assessment at the beginning of hospice care; Pain assessment when pain was identified; Assessment for shortness of breath at the beginning of hospice care; Treatment for shortness of breath; and Bowel regimen established for patients taking opioid pain medication.

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