Pathways Home Health and Hospice awarded Certificate of Distinction for Community-Based Palliative Care

Joint Commission LogoSUNNYVALE, CALIF.March 28th, 2017. Pathways—a Bay Area not-for-profit home health and hospice—today announced that they have been awarded the Certificate of Distinction from The Joint Commission as a Certified Community-Based Palliative Care Program. This prestigious designation is a statement about Pathways dedication and commitment to high quality services to the community and their partners.

Barbara Burgess, CEO of Pathways stated, “Pathways has been providing Community-Based Palliative Care services for over 20 years to the bay area. Earning this prestigious credential from The Joint Commission speaks to the quality, depth, and value of the program. Our clinicians are dedicated to assuring the best care to the residents of the communities we serve and our communities deserve a choice in the continuum of care. Pathways is proud to receive this certificate of distinction in Community-Based Palliative Care.”

The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. They seek to continuously improve health care for the public and inspire organizations to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.

About Pathways
Pathways, a Bay Area not-for-profit founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members, is moving care forward with its home health, hospice, private duty home care, palliative care, and geriatric care management services. Known for its innovative pilot projects, Pathways recently launched a unique in-patient program in partnership with Stanford Healthcare.

With offices in Sunnyvale, South San Francisco, and Oakland, Pathways family of services reaches more than 5,000 families annually in five Bay Area counties. Pathways cares for patients wherever they live—at home, in nursing homes, hospitals, and assisted living communities.

Affiliated with El Camino Hospital and Sequoia Hospital since 1986, Pathways Home Health has been a HomeCare Elite Top Home Health Agencies award winner for the past four years. Pathways Private Duty has been a Home Care Pulse Best of Home Care Provider of Choice award winner for the past two years.

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