Home Health Services of Southern Ohio Medical Center are proud to announce that they have been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the most successful and top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
SOMC Home Health has maintained recognition as one of Ohio’s most well-established and experienced home care programs since its inception in 1966. This is the sixth time that the program has been named to the Elite list.
“As Ohio’s oldest hospital-based home care service, we are honored to once again be a part of this prestigious list,” SOMC Home Care Director Karen Thompson said. “Our program is dedicated to maintaining leadership status in best practices and performance, and we have made an ultimate commitment to provide excellent care to those we serve. This designation only further verifies our success and is a humbling validation of the excellent care our nurses, therapists and aides provide.”
Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. Out of 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.
“The 2014 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care in their home health communities and we recognize them for their remarkable achievements,” Mary Oakes, senior vice president of Post-Acute at National Research, said. “We congratulate SOMC on being recognized as a top home care agency.”
“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement. In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it is imperative that our seniors have access to quality home healthcare to ensure better patient outcomes and improve overall cost, and therefore, home healthcare continues to remain an integral part of the care continuum,” Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group of Decision Health, said. “The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management lead to success.”
The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line. The entire list of 2014 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.