Palliative Care Receives Distinctive National Accreditation

Angelic Health Palliative Care Receives Distinctive National Accreditation

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Sheila Lill MSN, APN, ACHPN, director of palliative care at Angelic Health holds the certificate of accreditation from ACHC with members of the Palliative Care team. Angelic Health is the first and only community-based palliative care in NJ to receive this accreditation, and only eight in the country

Angelic Health Palliative Care is the first and only palliative care program in New Jersey and only the eighth in the country to receive community-based palliative care accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). This unique recognition shows Angelic Palliative Care has provided patients with advanced levels of quality care, integrity, and effectiveness consistent with ACHC high standards.

"We are proud to be pioneers in the field of community-based palliative care" said Sheila Lill MSN, APN, ACHPN, director of palliative care at Angelic Health.

Angelic Health Palliative Care has served over 7,000 since its founding in 2018. The program provides patients with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, cancer, COPD, dementia, and other life altering diagnoses, with expert care by Advanced Practice Nurses (APN) and support staff.

“This is not only great endorsement of the 40 members of the palliative care team of clinicians, leadership, and support staff, but also an assurance to Angelic Health patients of unmatched quality care,” said Angelic Health CEO Dan Mikus.

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that sets and evaluates quality healthcare standards in the United States. The accreditation process includes a thorough evaluation of the quality of care provided, patient and family satisfaction, and the program structure. Those programs receiving ACHC accreditation have met its high standard for performance with a greater focus on patient care.

Angelic Health was founded in 2014 and has grown into a healthcare leader in hospice and palliative care. It is also accredited in hospice care by ACHC. Angelic Health is based in New Jersey, with offices in PA and South Carolina.