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Awards and Accreditations

Accreditation

Hospice Austin has been accredited since 1998, first by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and, since 2001, by the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).

CHAP accreditation ensures that an organization has met — or exceeded — the highest standards of quality of care. CHAP standards go above and beyond the minimum requirements for licensure; extensive non-biased, third-party review is conducted by industry experts every three years. Hospice Austin is not required to seek accreditation but does so to ensure that we adhering to the very highest standards of care.

Awards

 

 

2019:

  • Hospice Austin admission nurse Emma Perry and RN case manager Patricia Smith were two of only three nurses to be honored in the hospice/home health category of the Austin American-Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses Best in Class Awards.
  • Hospice Austin was voted Best Hospice in the Austin American-Statesman’s Best of the Best Awards.

 

2018:

  • Hospice Austin pediatric nurse Bethany Miller was one of only 5 nurses out of over 400 nurses nominated to be honored at the Austin American-Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses Best in Class Awards.

 

2017:

  • I Live Here I Give Here named Brittany Morrison as the 2017 Patsy Woods Martin BIG Giver award recipient in support of her volunteer work and ongoing commitment to Hospice Austin.
  • Hospice Austin was voted Best Hospice in the Austin area in the Senior Resource Guide’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards.
  • In 2017, Hospice Austin RN Debbie Cooper was one of only 7 nurses out of nearly 400 nurses nominated to be honored at the Austin American-Statesman’s Recognizing Nurses Best in Class Awards.

 

2016:

  • Hospice Austin was voted Best Hospice in the Austin area in the Senior Resource Guide’s 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards.
  • Long-time Hospice Austin volunteer Carole Price was honored as a RecognizeGood Legend for her 20 years of service with Hospice Austin. RecognizeGood is a local nonprofit providing a means for people to illuminate selfless volunteers, charitable acts and community service throughout Austin.

 

2014:

  • Casa Marianella awarded Hospice Austin its Ed Wendler Award for Excellent Service to the Immigrant Community.

 

2012:

  • The Samaritan Center awarded Hospice Austin its Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethics in Business.

 

2010:

  • The Austin Business Journal named Hospice Austin Executive Director Marjorie a “Profile in Power and Woman of Influence” award winner.

 

2008:

  • Hospice Austin won the “Big Give” Award from Austin nonprofit I Live Here I Give Here for excelling at donor engagement.

 

2005:

  • Hospice Austin was invited to join the prestigious 30-member National Hospice Work Group, whose members are considered to be the most innovative hospices in the country.

 

2004:

  • Hospice Austin was named one of the best places to work based on the results of an employee survey conducted by the Austin Business Journal.

 

2003:

  • The Austin Business Journal named Hospice Austin Executive Director Marjorie Mulanax a “Health Care Hero.”

 

2002:

  • Hospice Austin won the inaugural Ethics in Business Award conferred by the Samaritan Center and St. Edward’s University.