Centura Health at Home Named as Top Home Health Care Provider of 2011 HomeCare Elite


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 Centura Health at Home and its entitieson being one of the top home care agencies in the country."


Erin Denholm, CEO of Centura Health at Home said, To have all of our home health care entities statewide be named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite is a remarkable achievement.We are extremely proud of our associates who deliver compassionate, quality care to our patients every day throughout the state of Colorado." Centura Health at Home in Denver, Pueblo and Frisco through Bristlecone Health Services were named to the top 25 percent while Centura Health at Home in Colorado Springs was among the top 500 agencies and Mercy Home Health in Durango and Pagosa Springs was named to the top 100 agencies nationwide.


The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes," said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group, DecisionHealth.

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 industrys most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. 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 HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.


About Centura Health at Home

Centura Health at Home brings a continuum of expert, innovative, compassionate care to people of all ages, in all the places they call home. Our more than 1,300 employees serve communities across the state, caring for more people in more places than any other organization of its kind in Colorado. The Centura Health at Home continuum of care includes home care, telehealth services, rehabilitation therapies, palliative care, both inpatient and home hospice services and seven senior living communities offering independent living, assisted living, nursing home care, memory care and adult day programs. For more information about Centura Health at Home, please visitwww.centurahealthathome.org.

About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including home health, hospice, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nations largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers. For more information, please visit the OCS and My InnerView websites or call 888.325.3396 and 800.601.3884.

About DecisionHealth

For 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, coding tools and resources and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practiceprofessionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835