Created: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:37:00 MST
Updated: Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:34:36 MST
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Western Slope hospice care center HopeWest reported a perfect score on its recent unexpected inspection performed by the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Officials with HopeWest said an inspection without a facility correction or bad mark is a rare feat for any hospice across the nation.
“We believe that it really documents the kind of quality health care that's provided by our organization, and not just in our care center here, but across the Western Slope,” said president and CEO Christy Whitney.
The CDPHE is required to oversee all hospice organizations to assure compliance with laws and Medicare requirements.
The government survey is close to 30 pages long in questions, and although they received a few marks on their last report, this time around the inspectors couldn’t find one thing wrong.
HopeWest facilities in Grand Junction haven’t been surveyed by the government for six years.