November 2, 2010 -
OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth recognized Olympic Medical Home Health for the fifth year in a row, bestowing the local Medicare-certified home health agency with a HomeCare Elite Top-100 home health agency distinction for 2010.
Olympic Medical Home Health is one of only 11 agencies to be named in the top 500 every year since the inception of the HomeCare Elite in 2006, four of those years in the top 100. Olympic Medical Home Health is one of only 31 agencies returning from last year’s top 100.
“We continue to be successful because of our highly skilled and dedicated clinical staff, and our continued quality efforts,” says Fran Sisson, administrator of Olympic Medical Home Health. “With these key elements, Olympic Medical Home Health will continue to be an award-winning agency.”
OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth considered more than 9,375 home health agencies nationwide in their annual review, which ranked agencies by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvements and financial performance. This annual review identified the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
To compile the list, OCS HomeCare gathered publicly available information from the Federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Home Health Compare and cost reports. Agencies were scored on three domains – quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance.
“The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate Olympic Medical Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
The 2010 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2010 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The entire list of the 2010 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.
About OCS HomeCare
As the industry leader in benchmarking, reporting and analytics, OCS HomeCare empowers home health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate comparative database. Homecare providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants all turn to OCS HomeCare to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information about OCS HomeCare, please visit www.ocshomecare.com or call 888.325.3396.
For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with cutting-edge information sources such as Home Health Line, OASIS-C & Outcomes Solutions and Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers, healthcare organization managers and their revenue-cycle staffs enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that’s relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.