UP Health System Home Care and Hospice named Premier Performer

ESCANABA — UP Health System Home Care and Hospice was named a “Premier Performer” in the recently released 2017 SHPBest™ recognition program results – ranking in the top five percent of hospice providers nationwide. The program is administered by Strategic Health Programs (SHP) to recognize hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to patients, families, and caregivers under hospice care.

The 2017 SHPBest award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall satisfaction scores for more than 950 hospice providers. In addition, award recipients were required to achieve a score better than or equal to the SHP national average throughout the period for each of the publicly reported quality measure domains.

The professional clinicians and support staff at UP Health System Home Care and Hospice serve the residents of Escanaba and the surrounding region with quality hospice care. Hospice professionals provide the emotional, spiritual, and medical support needed when patients are facing the final stages of life. Hospice services help patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible. Hospice care programs can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

UP Health System Home Care and Hospice is part of LHC Group, a national provider of in-home healthcare services with 30,000 employees operating more than 780 locations in 37 states.

“We’re proud of our team members at UP Health System Home Care and Hospice for achieving Premier status as part of the 2017 SHPBest program,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “Quality patient care at a local and personal level is our highest priority. Their outstanding performance has helped our company earn a reputation as the industry leader in providing high-quality care for patients, families, and communities around the nation.”