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Silver Spring, Md. - Adventist Home Health has been named to the top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
Adventist Home Health is the only agency in the Maryland Suburban area and one of only two agencies in the state of Maryland to achieve this level of recognition. HomeCare Elite winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial performance.
“We are honored to receive this recognition, which is a testament to the quality of care that our dedicated clinicians provide to our patients every day,” said Keith Ballenger, Vice President of Adventist Home Care Services, which oversees Adventist Home Health.
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 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation. “We congratulate Adventist Home Health on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
Adventist Home Health serves the Maryland suburban area including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Howard and Anne Arundel counties. This is the third year the agency has been awarded the HomeCare Elite distinction. It is part of the Rockville, Md.-based Adventist HealthCare and has served the community for almost 40 years.
“Home health 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 clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.
The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com.