Posted by Liam O'Kennedy December 5, 2012 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by O'Neill and Associates:
Northeast HomeCare announced today that it has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite list, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite annual review identifies the top 25 percent of homecare agencies in the country, and this is the second year in a row that Northeast HomeCare has earned this national recognition.
Northeast HomeCare was also one of just seven Massachusetts-based agencies to be recognized as a Top 500 provider nationwide. Home Care Elite winners are ranked based on quality of care, patient experience and financial management by the National Research Corporation, also known as OCS HomeCare, and DecisionHealth.
Northeast HomeCare, the Medicare-certified home health services agency for Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospital and a program of Northeast Senior Health, plays a vital role in helping patients recover at home with support from the very best of home care professionals.
“We are thrilled to be recognized among the 2012 HomeCare Elite for the high quality home care services we provide to residents throughout Northeastern Massachusetts,” said Dr. Donna Peters, RNC, executive director of Northeast HomeCare. “Our team works incredibly hard and delivers tremendous care to patients, while also maintaining efficiency and cost-effectiveness – qualities that are especially important in this era of health care reform and regulatory changes.”
Among Northeast HomeCare’s accomplishments include improved patient outcomes, smoother transitions home from the hospital or rehabilitation, decreased emergency room visits, and ability to resume activities of daily living after receiving care.
The 2012 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.
For more information on Northeast HomeCare, please visit http://northeasthomecare.org/.
About Northeast HomeCare
Northeast HomeCare is a program of Northeast Senior Health, a division of Northeast Health System. Northeast HomeCare is a Medicare-certified home health agency based in Beverly, MA. In operation since 2007, Northeast HomeCare provides skilled nursing and rehabilitation services to homebound clients on the North Shore. Its seasoned interdisciplinary team includes registered nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, medical social worker and home health aides, as well as a Certified Diabetic Educator, WOCN (wound specialist), Telehealth Specialist and other specialists. For additional information on Northeast HomeCare’s specialized programs, please contact us at 978-921-2615.