UH Home Health Among the Top 500 of the HomeCare Elite

Union Hospital in Dover has been named to the Top 500 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 agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

This is the eighth year that Union Hospital Home Health Care has ranked among the HomeCare Elite nationally and third consecutive year of being named to the Top 500.

“The nurses and therapists of Union Hospital Home Health Care offer our patients a great combination of skill and compassion,” said Deborah Albaugh, RN, director of Union Hospital Home Health Care. “For more than 27 years they’ve brought the quality care of Union Hospital into the homes of patients in the wide area we serve.”

Albaugh said that Union Hospital Home Health Care serves patients at home in Tuscarawas and surrounding counties with skilled nursing services, physical therapy, home health aides, medical telemonitoring and HelpLine emergency response systems.

The Top 500 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 Home Health Coding Center.

“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 Union Hospital Home Health Care on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

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 entire list of 2016 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite/.

To learn more about Union Hospital Home Health Care visit: www.unionhospital.org or call them at (330) 343-6909.

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