Allied Services Hospice Earns Five-star Rating

In a move designed to help consumers make better-informed healthcare decisions, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new star ratings for Hospices throughout the country. Allied Services Hospice was recognized as a five-star hospice, an achievement that places the organization among the top 10% of all hospices in the country. Only 195 hospices out of 2,026 hospices in the United States were awarded five stars, which is the highest quality rating available from CMS. It is the only Hospice provider in Northeastern Pennsylvania to receive a five-star rating.

In August 2022, CMS released its first annual star ratings for Hospice providers based on the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Hospice Family Caregiver Survey. The surveys, which are handled by an independent vendor, assess family satisfaction with the hospice, timeliness of receiving assistance, respectful treatment while in hospice care, receipt of emotional and spiritual support, management of pain and other symptoms, and willingness to recommend the hospice to others.

“We cannot be more proud of the five-star rating we’ve achieved. This is a wonderful recognition of our team’s efforts in providing person-centered, family-centered, holistic care in all that we do,” commented Laura Marion, Assistant Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care at Allied Services.

“We are honored to care for the patients and families in our community, at a time we consider to be incredibly special, and sacred. Whether we are providing care to patients in their homes, in a facility, or in one of our inpatient units, we strive to focus solely on the needs of the patients and families.”

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Announces Move to New Location

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is excited to announce their move to 815 Smith Street in West Scranton. The new location will provide the non-profit with more space and technology, a more efficient layout, and more parking. NeighborWorks will be able to have more impact on the neighbors and communities they serve. Outdoor renovations of the new location are being planned for the summer.