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SYRACUSE, NY – Nascentia Health’s Home Care Services division has achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for its home health aide, medical social work, occupational therapy, physical therapy, skilled nursing and speech therapy services.


An independent not-for-profit corporation established in 1986, ACHC has gained respect and recognition as an accrediting organization uniquely committed to health care providers. ACHC is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.


ACHC accreditation is a voluntary process in which health care organizations submit to a review of internal policies, processes and patient care delivery against national standards. By attaining accreditation, Nascentia’s Home Care Services division has demonstrated its dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.


“Nascentia Health has always maintained a commitment to outstanding patient care and operational excellence,” said Kate Rolf, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With the receipt of accreditation from ACHC, we have one more way to demonstrate this commitment to our patients and showcase our unwavering devotion to maintaining high-quality programs and services.”


­­About Nascentia Health: Nascentia Health was born of the unification of VNA Homecare, VNA Homecare Options, Home Aides of Central New York and all their respective affiliated organizations and foundations. As a healthcare system without walls, Nascentia is an innovator in the concept of home healthcare, focusing on the patient as a whole and leveraging leading-edge care approaches and technologies to improve outcomes and quality of life. Specialties include: in-home nursing and medical services; home health aides and elder care; complete cross-continuum care management; community health and wellness programs; transportation, equipment and innovative care technologies; chronic disease management; managed long-term care; and a Medicare Advantage Plan. The system’s catchment area spans 48 counties across Central and Upstate New York.