Cherokee Regional Medical Center Wednesday, Sep 06, 2023

Cherokee Regional Hospice Team
Cherokee Regional Hospice Team


CHEROKEE, Iowa – Cherokee Regional Medical Center (Cherokee Regional) is proud to announce that Cherokee Regional Hospice has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Premier Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2022 calendar year.

When you are passionate about your work, it shows in surveys like this,” says Tonya Oolman, Cherokee Regional Hospice Manager. “It means a lot to us that our patients and caregivers are very satisfied with the care they received and that they would recommend our agency to others who need support at the end of life.”

The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge hospice providers that consistently provide high quality service to families and caregivers of patients receiving hospice care. The 2022 award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall CAHPS Hospice survey satisfaction score for more than 1,750 hospice providers. With one of the largest CAHPS Hospice benchmarks in the nation, SHP is in a unique position to identify and recognize organizations that have made family and caregiver satisfaction a priority and have been rewarded for their efforts with high marks on the CAHPS Hospice survey.

“SHP is very excited to have the opportunity to recognize the hard work and dedication of our top-performing customers with the annual SHPBest awards. We commend these organizations for their determination to provide top-notch care to the patients and caregivers that they serve”, said Kevin Vogel, President of SHP.

Read more about the SHPBest awards program, including methodology and award recipient lists at

Cherokee Regional Hospice is made up of 24 staff members and 12 volunteers who bring peace and comfort to patients and their families in their final stage of life. Certified in 1994, Cherokee Regional Hospice see’s nearly 100 patients, annually.

For more information on Cherokee Regional Hospice and the services they provide, visit or give them a call at 712.225.6459. They are located at 212 E Bow Drive in Cherokee or you can follow Cherokee Regional Hospice on Facebook.

About Cherokee Regional Medical Center

A leader in rural healthcare for over 100 years, Cherokee Regional Medical Center (Cherokee Regional) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit health care organization with a mission to provide seamless, quality health care services to its communities. Services include a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital; 24-hour Emergency Medical Services; regional medical clinics in Cherokee, Aurelia, Holstein and Marcus; The Beck, a 32-unit independent senior living complex; home health/hospice services; retail pharmacies in Cherokee and Holstein; Cherokee County Public Health; and the Cherokee Fitness Center. Cherokee Regional is your place for exceptional care. For more information, visit

About Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP)

Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) is a leader in data analytics and benchmarking that drive daily clinical and operational decisions. Our solutions bring real-time data to post-acute providers, hospitals, and ACOs to better coordinate quality care and improve patient outcomes. Since 1996, SHP has helped more than 7,000 organizations nationwide raise the bar for healthcare performance.