Accreditation and Awards 2017-08-29T14:11:32+00:00


ACHC Accreditation for Haven Hospice
Haven Hospice is accredited as a hospice organization by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).


The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce named Haven Hospice the 2009 Alachua County Nonprofit Business of the Year. The selection criteria included Haven’s success in improving access to quality care and measuring its effectiveness in providing that care; adopting energy‐saving measures and other innovative ways of serving the community; planning for growth; serving as an industry leader, and demonstrating employee involvement in charitable fundraising and community events, among others.

The Florida Pacesetter Award from the national organization, Aging with Dignity, honored Haven Hospice in 2006 for taking a leading role in promoting advance directives and living wills in the communities we serve.

The Gilchrist County Chamber of Commerce unanimously named Haven Hospice the 2008 Civic Organization of the Year.

The Circle of Life Award® recognizes programs across the nation that demonstrate excellence and innovation in palliative and end-of-life care. In 2007, Haven Hospice was one of eight programs nationwide to earn the prestigious Circle of Life Award® Citation of Honor. In 2008, Haven Hospice was one of three organizations – and the only hospice – to receive the Circle of Life Award®, the nation’s highest honor in end-of-life and palliative care. The award recognizes Haven Hospice for excellence and innovation as well as expanding access to end-of-life and palliative care, especially for underserved populations. The awards are supported in part by the California Healthcare Foundation, based in Oakland, California. Major sponsors include the American Hospital Association, the American Association for Retired Persons, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, the Catholic Health Association, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Hospice Foundation. The Center for Practical Bioethics is a Circle of Life® co-sponsor.

The Greater Chiefland Chamber of Commerce named Haven Hospice as the 2007 Business of the Year.

Haven Hospice earned a place on Jacksonville Magazine’s 2009 list of the Top 25 companies that Care – a salute to local businesses that put community at the forefront of their agendas.