UH Home Health Among Top 500 in the Nation

Union Hospital Home Health Care at Dover has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. This is the sixth year that Union Hospital Home Health Care has achieved top 500 recognition.

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 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.

“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 25 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 in Tuscarawas and surrounding counties with skilled nursing services, physical therapy, home health aides, medical telemonitoring and HelpLine emergency response system.

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

“The 2014 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care in their home health communities and we recognize them for their remarkable achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. “We congratulate Union Hospital Home Health Care on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

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