Circle of Life has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall caregiver and family satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2019 calendar year.

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 2019 award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall CAHPS Hospice survey satisfaction score for more than 1,400 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 proud to present the SHPBest awards to our top-performing customers. We commend these organizations for their continuous focus on delivering the highest quality of care to their patients”, said Rob Paulsson, President of SHP.

Catherine Grubbs, Circle of Life CEO, states, “This award is reflective of our commitment at Circle of Life to providing the absolute best in end of life care for the Northwest Arkansas community. Our team is laser-focused on ensuring the patients and families we care for have nothing less than an excellent experience. I am so proud of our team and glad they are receiving this award to recognize their hard work and dedication.”

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