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[January 6, 2016] — Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. 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 2,431are elite.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home health profession, Home Health Line.

“The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations,: said Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate Visiting Nurse Service & Hospice of Suffolk on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

Linda Taylor, Chief Executive Officer at 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 tenth 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.

“Happy 10th anniversary to the winners of the HomeCare Elite. As CMS ramps up its nationwide initiatives to reward home care agencies for the quality of care they provide, this is yet another way to acknowledge those agencies that have demonstrated their commitment to improving patient care at lower costs. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management leads to success,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.

 

 

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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