November 3, 2015

Keller Hospice earns ‘deficiency-free’ survey results

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. – Keller Hospice in Muscle Shoals achieved a “deficiency-free” score from The Joint Commission it its recent triennial survey – earning reaccreditation from The Joint Commission in recognition of the agency’s continued commitment to quality and safety in hospice care.

To receive reaccreditation, the agency underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site survey in September 2015. A team of Joint Commission surveyors evaluated the agency for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

In addition to the “deficiency-free” finding, surveyors reported no threats and recommended no areas requiring improvement.

Established in 1988, The Joint Commission’s Accreditation Program addresses an organization’s performance in specific areas and specifies requirements to ensure patient care and services are provided in a safe manner.

Hospice professionals provide the emotional, spiritual and medical support needed when patients are facing the final stages of life. Hospice services help patients live comfortably, with dignity, when a cure is no longer possible. Hospice care programs can be provided in any place a patient calls home, including nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Keller Hospice is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services with 10,000 employees operating more than 300 locations in 29 states.


About LHC Group Inc.

LHC Group Inc. ( is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and community-based services locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.