Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25-percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement, and financial performance.
“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Memorial Hospital on being one of the top 100 home care agencies in the country.”
“Our team members are focused on providing personalized care for each patient,” comments Robin Slattman, Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial. “Seeing patients in their homes provides a unique opportunity to really get to know who you’re caring for. This helps establish a professional rapport allowing patients to feel at ease with their care and our staff to help patients maximize their outcomes and independence. It’s an honor for their hard work to be recognized.”
The HomeCare Elite ranking is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com.
About Memorial Hospital of Union County
Located in Marysville, Ohio, the 97-bed Memorial Hospital of Union County is a not-for-profit community hospital serving Union and its five surrounding counties. The hospital is an acute and primary care facility with more than 30 additional service lines, including laboratory and imaging services, long-term nursing care, an occupational health center and more. Memorial Hospital of Union County is accredited by DNV, which is approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to deem Medicare compliance, and was voted the Best Place to Work in Union County.
About National Research Corporation and OCS HomeCare
OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation. For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCI) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.
Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.
For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the leading source for home health news, coding tools and resources, and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables DecisionHealth to provide solutions, tools, and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.