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Four Seasons Named a National 2023 Hospice Honors Recipient

Hendersonville, NC— Four Seasons has been named a 2023 Hospice Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. Hospice Honors is a prestigious, national program that recognizes hospices providing the highest level of quality measured from the patient and caregiver’s point of view. This award acknowledges the highest-performing organizations by analyzing their performance on the Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) satisfaction measures. “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 Four Seasons and we congratulate them on their success.” 


Award criteria were based on HCAHPS survey results for April 2022 through March 2023. To be eligible for consideration, a hospice agency must be currently partnered with HEALTHCAREfirst for HCAHPS survey administration and must have had at least one survey returned in each of the four quarters of the evaluation period. HEALTHCARE first identified award recipients by evaluating performance on a set of 19 satisfaction indicator measures. The set of questions included only indicator measures, omitting qualifying, leader, and demographic questions. Individual agency performance scores were aggregated for the evaluation period and were compared on a question-by-question basis to a national average score calculated from partnering hospice agencies contained in HEALTHCAREfirst’s HCAHPS database.  


Four Seasons Chief Clinical Officer, Rikki Hooper, FNP explains “Our staff embraces the opportunity to provide consistently excellent care to our patients and families throughout their journey with Four Seasons, and are truly grateful that members of our community trust us to do that. Being awarded the Hospice Honors designation from HEALTHCAREfirst is a wonderful way to recognize the hard work and dedication of our staff as they remain committed to continuing this important work in the realm of serious illness care and serving our communities across Western North Carolina.”  


Four Seasons President and CEO, Dr. Millicent Burke-Sinclair, continues “Four Seasons is incredibly grateful to provide high-quality care for our community. Since 1979 we have remained committed to providing the very best care wherever one calls home. This compassionate and reliable care is for both our patients and their loved ones because we realize that trusted care is absolutely imperative during challenging seasons. We are grateful to be recognized through HEALTHCAREfirst as a Hospice Honors recipient and remain dedicated to advancing access to quality care for all, regardless of their ability to pay throughout all of the counties we serve.” 


Please visit HEALTHCAREfirst’s website at www.healthcarefirst.com to learn more about HEALTHCAREfirst’s Hospice CAHPS survey program as well as the Hospice Honors awards.  


Learn more about Four Seasons at FourSeasonsCare.org.  




About Four Seasons 

Four Seasons is an award-winning, nationally recognized non-profit organization serving Western North Carolina with Care Navigation, Home Care, Palliative Care, Hospice Care, Pediatric Palliative and Hospice Care, and Grief Services. Established in 1979, Four Seasons is a locally trusted organization and integral part of the Western North Carolina community serving Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Rutherford, Swain and Transylvania Counties. A leader in high-quality person-centered care, Four Seasons consistently ranks in the top 10% of service providers for family satisfaction. For more information, please visit FourSeasonsCare.org or call 866.466.9734. 


About HEALTHCAREfirst  

HEALTHCAREfirst enables home health and hospice providers to streamline and optimize their business through CAHPS surveys, billing, coding and OASIS review, and advanced analytics services to increase 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 LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. https://www.healthcarefirst.com/. 



Heidi Tweed, Director of Marketing 
Four Seasons, The Care You Trust