VNA East, Inc is proud to announce that it has again been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in each Medicare region. In addition to the HomeCare Elite designation, the agency was also identified as one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country. Winners are ranked by scores achieved in three areas of performance: quality of care, process measure implementation and financial performance. This is the fourth consecutive year that VNA East, Inc. has received HomeCare Elite recognition, and the second time that they have achieved Top 500 status.
“It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2011 HomeCare elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS and My Innerview. “This year we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate VNA East on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
According to Claudia Marcinczyk, President/CEO of VNA East, Inc., the agency’s outstanding clinical staff and focused business office staff have worked together to achieve this distinction. She said, “Our agency has an exceptional reputation in our community as we have been the local visiting nurse association for over 70 years. We have strong relationships with the local physicians and hospitals and work with them to deliver the exceptional health care that our patients deserve. The provision of high quality health care requires a collaborative effort.”
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 industry’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 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS Web site at www.ocshomecare.com. For additional information about VNA East, Inc and their home care services visit their web site at www.vnaeast.org.