Home Health Named to 2013 HomeCare Elite
Somerset Hospital Home Health announced that it has been named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth 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 performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance.
"It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS and My Innerview. "This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Somerset Hospital Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."
Somerset Hospital Home Health Director Chris Hoover credits the agency’s staff and clinical leadership for the organization’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite.
"The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes," said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group, DecisionHealth.
The 2012 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2013 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line
and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.
The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.
Home Health Services
Somerset Hospital’s Home Health provides a comprehensive range of health services to patients in their homes. Services include but are not limited to skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, intravenous therapy, pediatric care, nutritional care, and infant/maternal early discharge programs. They are located at the Med Cor Building, 223 South Pleasant Avenue, Somerset. An on-call Home Health nurse is available 24-hours a day.
Main number: (814) 443-4663
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