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Mt. Hood Hospice, the non-profit located in Sandy, Oregon has served patients and their loved ones in Clackamas and East Multnomah Counties for over 40 years. We are proud to be ranked number one by Medicare in the Portland Metro area for three years in a row!

Medicare certification requires surveys from Medicare every three years. All Medicare certified hospices are required to send the same survey to the family of the deceased to evaluate the care provided. Care Compare takes the survey responses grouping them into two overall ratings and six categories that include: "Communication," "Timely Help," "Emotional/Spiritual Support," "Training," "Respect," "Would rate this hospice 9 or 10" and "Would recommend this hospice." Every quarter these scores are updated and available to the public on Care Compare Hospice, which can be found at www.medicare.gov The data are for a two-year average and due to COVID the scores have been frozen until November 2021.

Mt. Hood Hospice is currently #1 for ALL categories and BOTH overall satisfaction questions. We have consistently had more #1 scores quarterly on care compare than any other hospice in the greater Portland area since at least February 2019.

Mt. Hood Hospice has also been named a 2021 CAHPS Honors elite recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst. This prestigious annual review recognizes agencies that continuously provide the highest level of quality care as measured from the caregiver's point of view. It acknowledges the highest performing agencies by analyzing the performance of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) hospice survey satisfaction measures.

Award recipients were identified by evaluating performance on a set of 24 quality indicator measures. Performance scores were aggregated from all completed surveys and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a National Performance Score calculated from all hospices contained in the HEALTHCAREfirst's Hospice CAHPS database.

Hospice Honors recipients include those hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 20 of the evaluated questions. HEALTHCAREfirst holds a special recognition, Hospice Honors Elite, to honor hospices scoring above the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on all 24 of the evaluated questions. Visit HEALTHCAREfirst's website at www.healthcarefirst.com to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst's Hospice CAHPS survey program and the Hospice Honors awards.

Feedback from national surveys and in-house phone calls to patients after admission are vital to the continued excellent service we offer. Families have said, "Mt. Hood Hospice is absolutely fabulous and makes all the difference in the world," "Everything is better now that Mt. Hood Hospice is on board. They've exceeded all our expectations."

Test scores and evaluations from Medicare and HEALTHCAREfirst are an indication of our work being approved by national organizations. That is a comfort for anyone looking into hospice for a loved one. But what really matters is our commitment to the people we serve.

If you think you might be ready for hospice care, give us a call at 503-668-5545 for an informational visit today or visit www.mthoodhospice.org for more information.

Mt. Hood Hospice

39065 Pioneer Blvd. Ste. 102 Sandy, OR 97055

503-668-5545

www.mthoodhospice.org

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