Mountain Valley Hospice receives accreditation

Staff Report

MOUNT AIRY — Mountain Valley Hospice announced that its palliative care services have achieved accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).

To become accredited, healthcare organizations must demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC shows an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that promote a higher level of performance and patient care.

ACHC is a prestigious, not-for-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, which serves 17 counties in Northwest Carolina and Southern Virginia, offers inpatient and outpatient palliative care consultation services for expert management of uncontrolled symptoms. Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with a serious or terminal illness. It is focused on providing patients with relief from the symptoms and stress associated with their illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and their family. Palliative care is included with hospice, but it is not limited to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less. It can be provided along with curative treatments.

Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care is a nonprofit organization providing high quality end-of-life care in 17 counties from 8 locations in North Carolina and Virginia. Through its team of hospice professionals and specially-trained volunteers, Mountain Valley Hospice addresses the growing need for compassionate hospice care through offices in Mount Airy, Yadkinville, Elkin, and Pilot Mountain; and in Hillsville, Martinsville, and Stuart, Virginia.

In March 2009, Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care started serving patients and families at the Joan & Howard Woltz Hospice home in Dobson. The Woltz Hospice Home is a state- of- the-art hospice facility featuring 20 patient suites with individual outdoor patios, a spa room and many more patient comforts. There is also an old-time soda shop, children’s play room, and many more amenities to make family members comfortable as they stay close by their loved one during this time when families are needed most.

In July 2015, Mountain Valley Hospice announced plans to build their second in-patient hospice facility, the SECU Hospice Home of Yadkin. This six-bed facility was designed with amenities to assist patients requiring end-of-life care or symptom management. The SECU Hospice Home in Yadkinville will serve Yadkin and surrounding counties. The $2.5 million “Imagine a Home Campaign” was launched and led by a $1 million challenge grant from the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union.

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