Mountain Valley Hospice Named as Prestigious 2014 HOSPICE HONORS Recipient 

Gloversville, NY April 10, 2014— Mountain Valley Hospice has been named a 2014 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospices providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver.

Established by Deyta, this prestigious annual honor recognizes hospices that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Deyta used the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey results from more than 1,700 partnering hospice agencies contained in Deyta’s FEHC database with an evaluation period of October 2012 through September 2013. Deyta identified Hospice Honors recipients by evaluating hospices’ performance on a set of eighteen satisfaction indicator measures.

“We are thrilled to present Hospice Honors for the second year in a row. We are honored to serve such a dedicated industry, and we look forward to recognizing top performers each year for their hard work and dedication,” said Kevin Porter, President and CEO of Deyta.

Mountain Valley Hospice, Donn Diefenbacher, President and CEO, credits Director of Nursing, Susan Frasier for her leadership and oversight of our Quality Assessment Performance Improvement program.  Sue could not have done this without the effort of our whole team. Everyone’s tireless efforts to get it right on behalf of our patients and families have been nothing short of spectacular.  “Our focus is on the quality of life and care that we provide”

About Mountain Valley Hospice: A community based, not-for-profit agency founded in 1988, Mountain Valley Hospice seeks to make hospice care available to all appropriate patients and families in Fulton, Hamilton, Montgomery and Saratoga Counties regardless of race, creed, gender, sexual orientation or ability to pay. In 2005, we opened the Nancy Dowd Hospice Home in Gloversville for individuals requiring all stages of care from assisted living through total care.

In providing care to persons with life-limiting illnesses, the goal of hospice is to alleviate symptoms – physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, and social – enabling patients and families to concentrate on living as comfortably and fully as possible. Patient centered care allows control to remain with the patient and those supporting them. Mountain Valley Hospice provides care that is palliative, holistic and supportive.

About Deyta, LLC:  Partnering with thousands of hospice, home health, and healthcare organizations, Deyta simplifies data-driven management, enabling our clients to overcome the mountains of data that cloud good judgment. With Deyta’s High Definition Success Guidance solutions and services, healthcare leaders make proactive decisions that strengthen financial performance, improve operational efficiency, assure CMS compliance, and provide better patient care.