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Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care Earns Quality Recognition

LONGMEADOW — Fazzi Associates, a national research firm specializing in serving the home-health and hospice industry, has named Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care of JGS Lifecare in Longmeadow a national best-practice home-health agency.

Based on feedback from patients through Fazzi Associates’ HHCAHPS (Home Health Care – Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey system, Spectrum has been recognized for having consistent and excellent patient satisfaction survey results in 2014. Spectrum placed in the top 25th percentile of Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database, and earned Fazzi Associates’ Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction.

“Agencies named as national best-practice agencies are proven leaders and have excelled in one of the most important measures of an agency’s quality program — patient satisfaction,” said Gina Mazza, partner and HHCAHPS director. “This is a commendable accomplishment, demonstrating superior performance in patient satisfaction in 2014.”

Results are based on a comparative analysis of agencies involved in Fazzi Associates’ HHCAHPS survey system for a 12-month period. The goal of the survey is to help consumers make better decisions about their choice of a home-health agency.

“Achieving this recognition is a result of our team of dedicated nurses who give our patients 100% of their energy, attention, compassion, and expertise each and every day,” said Sarah Jackson, executive vice president of Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care. “To be recognized for such outstanding outcomes is a tribute to their dedication and outstanding care.”