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PCMH Home Care Team Receives CHAP Accreditation

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TELL CITY, Indiana - Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care Services has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Home Health Standards of Excellence.

CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Perry County

Memorial Hospital Home Care Services meets the industry's highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long term viability. Simply stated, adherence to CHAP's standards leads to better quality care.

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care Services has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP President & CEO. “This is the 12th year Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care Services has achieved CHAP Accreditation, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

Perry County Memorial Hospital Home Care Services provides a variety of services to patients and their families in Perry and Spencer County.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the 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 9,000 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 the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at For additional information on CHAP, please contact Teresa Harbour, Senior Vice President, Accreditation, at 202.467.1701, or

For additional information, contact Kayla Gehlhausen, Director of Home Care Services at 812-547-0230.

About Perry County Memorial Hospital

Perry County Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing high quality healthcare and exemplary customer service in the most caring, compassionate, and effective manner. Six provider clinics throughout Perry and Spencer County provide primary care services and a comprehensive range of specialists and services. PCMH is devoted to providing quality healthcare, making it the healthcare provider of choice for the community it serves. To find out more about Perry County Memorial Hospital, visit