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Emmanuel Hospice Reaccredited by CHAP

Grand Rapids, Michigan, Aug. 2, 2022– Emmanuel Hospice has earned reaccreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., a nationally approved accrediting body for home and community-based health care organizations, for upholding industry best practices and providing quality patient care.

The CHAP accreditation renewal demonstrates that Emmanuel Hospice meets the highest nationally recognized regulations and standards for the health care industry. Emmanuel Hospice was awarded the renewal due to its focus on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability.

“We often meet people at some of the most difficult times in their lives, and our goal is to support patients and their loved ones by providing exceptional care,” said Emmanuel Hospice Executive Director Sara Lowe. “This independent, third-party validation from CHAP confirms our commitment to meeting the highest standards for hospice care.”

Emmanuel Hospice received CHAP accreditation in 2014 after its first year of operation and has been reaccredited every year since. Its new accreditation is valid through September 2025. CHAP certification also certifies Emmanuel Hospice as a Medicare provider.

“By achieving CHAP accreditation, Emmanuel Hospice has shown a commitment to excellence,” said CHAP President and CEO Nathan DeGodt. “This is the third time Emmanuel Hospice has achieved CHAP accreditation, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

CHAP is the oldest national, independent accrediting body for home and community health care organizations that determines if hospice agencies meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards.

In 2021, Emmanuel Hospice cared for more than 650 patients and served 1,600-plus individuals through its grief support team. The organization also had 90 patients participate in We Honor Veterans programs, where Emmanuel Hospice is now a level three partner, and provided 20 Art Legacy sessions, allowing patients to create and leave behind meaningful artwork for their loved ones.


About Emmanuel Hospice

Emmanuel Hospice is a faith-based nonprofit provider of compassionate, person-centered hospice care to patients and families in West Michigan. Serving the community since 2013, the organization is a collaborative effort of St. Ann’s, Clark, Porter Hills and Sunset designed to complete the continuum by providing end-of-life care to those inside – and outside – the walls of these organizations. For more information, visit