HopeWest earns national quality care award

Christy Whitney Borchard
Christy Whitney Borchard

HopeWest based in Grand Junction has earned national recognition for quality of care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view.

HopeWest received a Hospice Honors Award during the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization management and leadership conference in Washington, D.C. HopeWest was one of only two providers in Colorado to win the award.

“We are elated to be recognized along with a handful of other incredible hospices from across the nation for our commitment to quality care and extraordinary service,” said Christy Whitney Borchard, president and chief executive officer of HopeWest. “It is our mission to profoundly change the way our community experiences senior illness and grief — one family at a time.”

Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, presents the awards for performance as determined by the caregivers of people in hospice programs. Scores are collected from surveys and compared to a national score calculated from hospice programs in the Deyta Analytics database.

“I am extremely proud of HopeWest for achieving this highest of honors, and I congratulate them on their success,” said Bobby Robertson, president and chief executive officer of HEALTHCAREfirst.

HopeWest operates an in-patient hospice center and  provides hospice, palliative care and grief support services in Delta, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and Rio Blanco counties. For more information, visit the Web site at www.HopeWestCO.org.