Heartstrings Hospice of Columbia and Lexington, SC 2019 Hospice Honors Recipient

COLUMBIA, S.C., May 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Heartstrings
Hospice has been named a 2019 Hospice Honors recipient by
HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services,
CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious
program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality
as measured from the caregiver's point of view.

"We are excited to recognize the 2019 Hospice Honors recipients for
their hard work and dedication to providing exceptional care," said
Misty Skinner, Executive Vice President of Services at HEALTHCAREfirst.
"I congratulate Heartstrings Hospice on its success in achieving this
highest of honors."

Award criteria were based on Hospice CAHPS survey results for an
evaluation period of October 2017 through September 2018. Award
recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24
quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all
completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a
National Performance Score calculated from all hospices contained in the
HEALTHCAREfirst's Hospice CAHPS database.

Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the
HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated
questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors
Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National
Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions.

Heartstrings Hospice President, Stephen Shroyer, credits highly
qualified, team-oriented employees who are full of compassion for a
standard of care which has led to this 2019 Hospice Honors recognition.
He said, "We have been fortunate to attract healthcare professionals who
are passionate for patient and family care. They not only serve patients
at the highest level, they work as a team to provide for all medical and
spiritual needs."

Heartstrings Hospice is locally owned and operated in the Midlands of
South Carolina to help support patients and families during the
difficult time of end-of-life events. Heartstrings Hospice's medical
director is Board Certified in Hospice and Palliative Care. Heartstrings
professionals have specialized training in the latest therapies for pain
and symptom control which enable the patient to live their life fully
and as comfortably as possible.

Learn more about award-winning Heartstrings Hospice at

HEALTHCAREfirst is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX:
RMD). Visit https://www.healthcarefirst.com/ for more on the CAHPS
survey program and the Hospice Honors awards.

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