Home Health Services of Highland District Hospital has announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite for a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States, four consecutive years.
For more than 10 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
The ranking is developed by ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of health care.
“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving health care environment,” said Christine Lang, senior director, product management, for ABILITY Network. “We congratulate the Home Health Services of Highland District Hospital on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
Hazel Smith, HDH Home Health Department manager, credits the family-like atmosphere and the willingness to help someone in need with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “We are truly a hard-working team that is driven by the needs of our community. We want to help those around us,” she said.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.
For more information about Home Health Services of Highland District Hospital, visit www.hdh.org, or call 937-393-6371.
Submitted by Ashlee D. Cheesbro, HDH marketing coordinator.