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UH Elyria Medical Center Home Care Named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite

Friday, October 24, 2014

ELYRIA – University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Home Care Agency has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. 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. 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 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.

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 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,” said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute at National Research. “We congratulate UH Elyria Medical Center Home Care on being recognized as a top home care agency.”

Mary Jo Dziak, Director of UH Elyria Medical Center Home Care, credits her staff’s expertise, as well as their genuine compassion and concern for their patients’ wellbeing as reasons for achieving this recognition. “Our team of home care professionals consistently scores above both state and national averages when it comes to patient satisfaction, and that’s what sets us apart.”

“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgment. In today’s health care ecosystem, it is imperative that our seniors have access to quality home health care in order to ensure better patient outcomes and improve overall cost, and therefore, home health care continues to remain an integral part of the care continuum. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management lead to success,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of Decision Health.

Also named to the 2014 list are UH Parma Medical Center’s Home Care and UH Home Care Services. The entire list of 2014 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.

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