A home health service doing business in the Northwest has been accredited for home health and private duty services by the Community Health Accreditation Program, the leading accrediting organization for the industry.

Bayada Nurses has been recognized for meeting "the highest standards of excellence for home and / or community-based health care," a release said.

"Achieving this seal of approval from CHAP is further confirmation and recognition that Bayada Nurses is consistently providing the highest quality home health care services possible to our clients," said J. Mark Baiada, president and founder of Bayada Nurses. "This is made possible by the work of our excellent nurses, therapists, social workers, and home health aides—all of whom are committed to Bayada Nurses' core values of compassion, excellence, and reliability."

"We are very pleased that Bayada Nurses, a leader in the home care industry, chose CHAP accreditation," said Linda Scott, CHAP's chief operating officer. "Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Bayada Nurses' commitment to quality"

Bayada Nurses was founded in 1975 by J. Mark Baiada. It employs more than 12,000 nurses, home health aides, therapists and social workers in more than 140 offices and 18 states. The company provides skilled, rehabilitative, therapeutic, personal care, and support services to people of all ages in their own homes.

Bayada Nurses has a local office at 7070 N. Oracle Rd. It can be reached at 520-531-0020, or through www.bayada.com.

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