SOMC Home Health Services Earns National Honor

Home Health Services of Southern Ohio Medical Center are proud to announce their inclusion in the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States.

Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies across the country. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and financial performance.

“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.

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 fourth time that the program has been named to the Elite list since 2006.

“The HomeCare Elite program continues to identify excellence and recognize home health care agencies that perform at the highest level,” Amanda Twiss, CEO of Outcome Concept Systems Homecare and My InnerView, said. “We congratulate the 2011 HomeCare Elite for their continued success and commitment to high quality of care.”

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2011 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry¹s 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 compile from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at