Mon HealthCare Equipment & Supplies and Fairmont Home Medical were recently awarded accreditation through the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP).
The accreditation was awarded under the CHAP Home Medical Equipment Standards of Excellence. This is the ninth year that CHAP accreditation has been awarded to Mon HealthCare and Fairmont Home Medical, having first received the accreditation in 2003.
“CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Mon HealthCare and Fairmont Home Medical meet the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards,” said Pamela Kaehler, Executive Director of Mon HealthCare . Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability.
“We are very pleased that Mon HealthCare chose CHAP accreditation,” said Terry A. Duncombe, CHAP President and CEO. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Mon HealthCare’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”
Mon HealthCare is an affiliate of Mon Health System. Fairmont Home Medical is a joint service of Mon Health System and Fairmont General Hospital. Both offer home medical equipment and supplies, such as mastectomy products, walkers, diabetic supplies, stair/vehicle lifts, oxygen and wheelchairs. Mon HealthCare is located at 1159 Van Voorhis Road in Morgantown and Fairmont Home Medical is located at 120 Marion Square Shopping Plaza in Fairmont.
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 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.