BridgingLife Named a 2021 Hospice Honors Recipient

BridgingLife has been named a 2021 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst. Hospice Honors is a prestigious program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

BridgingLife was one of only four hospice organizations in Maryland and the only hospice in central Maryland to receive this honor. It is the fifth year that BridgingLife has received this recognition. 

“Hospice Honors recipients are industry leaders in providing quality care and constantly seeking ways to improve,” said Ronda Howard, vice president of revenue cycle and CAHPS at HEALTHCAREfirst. “We are honored to be aligned with such high performing agencies like BridgingLife and we congratulate them on their success.”

BridgingLife received the award based on its Hospice CAHPS survey results. BridgingLife exceeded the HEALTHCAREfirst National Performance Score on 21 out of 24 of the survey’s quality indicator measures. The survey consisted of 24 quality measures focused on the responses of patients and caregivers on their willingness to recommend BridgingLife to others.

“BridgingLife is proud to receive this Hospice Honors award again — for the fifth time. We have a long history of providing end-of-life care to patients and this award is a testament to the extraordinary care our hospice staff consistently provides,” said Regina Bodnar, assistant vice president of hospice and palliative services at BridgingLife. 

For more information about BridgingLife, formerly Carroll Hospice, and its range of hospice, palliative and grief support services, please visit bridginglifecare.org or call 410-871-8000.

About BridgingLife: 
A LifeBridge Health partner, BridgingLife is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the delivery of high quality care for patients and those who love them through the end of life. Accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP), BridgingLife is also Medicare certified and licensed by the State of Maryland.

About HEALTHCAREfirst 
HEALTHCAREfirst enables home health and hospice providers to streamline and optimize their business through cloud-based software solutions and services. Thousands of agencies use HEALTHCAREfirst’s CAHPS surveys, billing, coding and OASIS review, and advanced analytics services to streamline business efficiencies, simplify CMS compliance, expedite reimbursement and improve patient care. HEALTHCAREfirst is a wholly owned subsidiary of ResMed (NYSE: RMD, ASX: RMD). Visit www.healthcarefirst.com or and follow @HEALTHCAREfirst on Twitter

CONTACT: Simone Lindsay, 410-871-7121