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[March 24, 2017] — Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, Senior Director, Product Management for ABILITY® Network. “At the same time tracking, measuring and interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk on being one of the top agencies in the country.”

Linda Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk, credits the combination of competent and dedicated employees, superior clinical oversight, and a strong management team with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite for the eleventh consecutive year. "I'm extremely proud of Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk's accomplishment which recognizes our ongoing commitment to excellence,” said Ms. Taylor.

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 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare; and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of: Home Health Line, The Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual and The

 

What sets VNSHS apart…
We are a 2016 HomeCare Elite™ Top Agency.

The HomeCare Elite is a compilation of the most successful Medicare Certified home health care providers in the U.S.  It recognizes the top 25 percent of agencies excelling in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

We are CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) accredited.

We have dual Medicare Certification for both Home Health Care and Hospice Care.

We maintain maximum staff continuity within a patient's treatment period and if a patient is re-admitted.

We provide home health aide care with our own employees hired directly.

We are a not-for-profit NYS charitable organization providing care regardless of ability to pay.

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