Mercy Home Health Recognized Among Nations Top 100 Home Care Agencies

(DURANGO, COLO.) Mercy Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mercy Home Health has been recognized as a Top 100 HomeCare Elite agency by National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth. This places Mercy Home Health among the top four percent of home care agencies in the nation. Mercy Home Health was one of only two agencies in the Colorado to be recognized among the nations top 100 home care agencies. A total of 32 home care agencies in Colorado were named among the top 25 percent in the nation.

"It takes true dedication and tremendous hard work to be named in the top 100 home health agencies in the country, said Tina Gallegos, director of Mercy Home Health and Hospice of Mercy. This designation is a direct indicator of the commitment of our staff who work tirelessly to deliver quality, compassionate care to our patients. We are thrilled to share this remarkable achievement with the communities we serve."

Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies in the nation and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Since 2005, Mercy has been recognized as a top 100 agency five times, as a top 500 agency four times, and among the top 25% of agencies once.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, a provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line, a home care industry publication.

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About Mercy Regional Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital in Durango, Colorado. As a non-profit hospital that is part of the Centura Health network, Mercy is committed to improving the health and wellness of the communities it serves in the Four Corners region. See Mercy Regional Medical Center.

About Centura Health
Centura Health connects individuals, families and neighborhoods across Colorado and western Kansas with more than 6,000 physicians and 19,400 of the best hearts and minds in health care. Through our 16 hospitals, two senior living communities, health neighborhoods, physician practices and clinics, home care and hospice services, and Flight For Life Colorado, we are making the regions best health care accessible and affordable in every community we serve. We believe you can inspire the people you care about to live healthier lives by encouraging them to do the little things that can make a big difference. Were Centura Health, and were here for your health. For information on Centura Health or any of the facilities in our network, please visit our homepage.

About OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company's focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888-325-3396, write to HomeCareElite@ocsys.com.

About DecisionHealth
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industrys leading source for analysis and tools to 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 online products, print solutions, and live training events. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in ICD-10 coding and OASIS-C1 through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com.

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