Naugatuck VNA Awarded CHAP Accreditation

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NAUGATUCK – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced November 17 that Naugatuck Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Community Health Accreditation Standards of Excellence. This is the 15th year CHAP accreditation has been awarded to the Naugatuck VNA.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Naugatuck VNA meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability. Through CHAP accreditation, Naugatuck VNA is also certified as a Medicare provider.

“We are very pleased that Naugatuck chose CHAP accreditation,” said Terry A. Dumcombe, CHAP President and CEO. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Naugatuck VNA’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”

Naugatuck VNA provides a variety of home health services to patients and their families.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice, and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For more information about CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael Grogan, Director of Business Development, at 203-86203413 or mgrogan@chapinc.org.