Home Health Agency Named Among 2009 HomeCare Elite

Clark Fork Valley Hospital Home Health Agency Named Among 2009 HomeCare Elite as a Top Home Health Care Provider

Plains, MT, October 2009 - The Clark Fork Valley Hospital (CFVH) Home Health Agency announced today that it has been named among the 2009 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

“The 2009 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Nancy Buller, senior director of marketing communications at OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate the Clark Fork Valley Hospital Home Health Agency on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."

CFVH Home Health Agency Manager, Janet Gates, RN, credits having skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate staff who have excellent working relationships with primary care providers. She said, “Being a part of a forward thinking and responsive healthcare system such as CFVH and its Family Medicine Network has allowed us to reach out to all Sanders County residents, not only those living in Plains. Many times our staff live and work in the same areas as our patients and those who receive our care are our friends and neighbors.”

“DecisionHealth would like to congratulate the top HomeCare Elite agencies that achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes by providing quality care to their patients,” adds Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Line.

The 2009 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2009 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of homecare’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2009 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS Web site at www.ocshomecare.com.

About CFVH Home Health Agency

The CFVH Home Health Agency offers a wide range of home healthcare services and uses a comprehensive approach to ease a client’s transition from one level of care to another. Caregivers work closely with primary care providers to ensure each client's individual healthcare needs are met. “As a Medicare Certified agency, we work under Federally Mandated Guidelines,” adds Gates. Typical home care services include assistance with recovery from surgery, illness or injury, education to manage health conditions or illness and assistance with complicated medical regimes and daily routines. To learn more about the CFVH Home Health Agency and its services, visit the Clark Fork Valley Hospital web site at www.cfvh.org.

About OCS HomeCare

OCS HomeCare empowers home health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate homecare database in the industry. Homecare providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants all turn to OCS to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information about OCS HomeCare, please visit www.ocshomecare.com or call 888.325.3396.

About DecisionHealth®

For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with cutting edge information sources such as Part B News, Home Health Line, Medicare Compliance Alert, Inside the Joint Commission and Specialty Coders Pink Sheets. Our unique blend of award-winning, on-staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers, healthcare organization managers and their revenue-cycle staffs enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that’s relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.DecisionHealth.com or call 877.602.3835.
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