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Memorial Hospital’s Home Care Named to 2010 HomeCare Elite

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center today announced that its Home Care service has been named to the 2010 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States, for the fifth consecutive year. Now in its fifth 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, quality improvement, and financial performance.

“The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate Memorial Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country. In addition, we salute all forward-thinking providers who are already working on measuring and improving their performance using OASIS-C outcomes and process measures and HH-CAHPS results. This important data will also be used in identifying the HomeCare Elite in the future.”

Ray Snowden, President & CEO of Memorial Hospital, credits the outstanding staff and their commitment to service with the department’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. Snowden said, “We’re very blessed with a high quality staff that truly lives the hospital’s mission to ‘Be for Others.’ It’s to their credit that they’ve received this recognition each year since the inception of the award five years ago. I’m very proud of them and the service they provide to our patients.”

“On the fifth anniversary of HomeCare Elite, DecisionHealth would like to congratulate all of the winners who have achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes, especially during times of such drastic regulatory changes,” added Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Line.

The 2010 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2010 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of homecare’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2010 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.

Under the direction of Bunnie Bradley, RN, Memorial Home Care provides comprehensive home health services to residents of Dubois, Pike, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Orange, Martin and Daviess counties. Licensed by Indiana State Department of Health, accredited by The Joint Commission, and recognized as a HomeCare Elite agency since 2006, Memorial Home Care services include skilled nursing care; assisting patients with personal care needs; physical, occupational, and speech therapy; and medical social work. For more information about Memorial Home Care, please call 812/996-8400.

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