Mercy Home Health Named Among Nations Top Home Health Care Providers

(Durango, Colo.) Mercy Home Health in Durango and Pagosa Springs were named to the top 100 agencies nationwide in HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Mercy Home Health is part of the Centura Health at Home, which includes Centura Health at Home in Pueblo, also named among the nations top 100 agencies; Centura Health at Home in Denver and Colorado Springs; and Bristlecone Health Services in Frisco. Centura Health at Home in Denver and Colorado Springs were both named among the top 25 percent of home care agencies in the U.S.

Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall and identifies the top 25 percent of agencies in the nation. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. 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 care profession, Home Health Line.

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  • Home health is an integral part of the health care continuum and Centura Health at Home is proud to be recognized once again as being part of the nations top home care agencies, said Erin Denholm, Centura Healths senior vice president, clinical innovation. In the face of value-based purchasing and care delivery model changes that are reshaping the health care industry, this award shines an accountable light on achieving optimal health care value at home.
  • The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing health care data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements, said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. We congratulate Centura Health at Home on being one of the top 100 home care agencies in the country.

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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. More than 1,300 compassionate associates serve communities across Colorado and western Kansas, caring for more people in more places than any other organization of its kind. The Centura Health at Home continuum of care includes home care, telehealth services, rehabilitation therapies, palliative care, both inpatient and home hospice services and six senior living communities offering independent living, assisted living, nursing home care, memory care and adult day programs. Centura Health at Home is part of Centura Health, the regions largest health care network. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit www.centura.org.

About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the companys focus on empowering customer-centric health care across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other health care stakeholders. For more information, visit www.nationalresearch.com.

About DecisionHealth
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industrys leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of subscription-based services. For more information, visit www.decisionhealth.com.