November 12, 2012 — Home Health Services of Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, Illinois announced that it 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. Now in its seventh 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 publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance. There are a total of 10,177 home care agencies nationwide that were included in this analysis.
“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Hammond-Henry Home Health Services on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
Hammond-Henry Hospital's vice president of patient care, Laura Domino credits the nursing and rehab staff for providing excellent care.”It has been Hammond-Henry Hospital’s mission ‘to improve the quality of life in our communities through excellence in healthcare.’ The home heal care department richly deserve this recognition, but this announcement would not come to any surprise to our patients. The nursing and rehab staff take great personal pride in the care they provide to the communities we serve.”