February 12

Graceworks at Home Named as a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite

Graceworks at Home has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite Award, 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, 2,431 are 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 care 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 Graceworks at Home on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

“I am proud that Graceworks at Home has been named to the 2015 Homecare Elite list,” says Judy Budi, Vice-President of Residential Care for Graceworks Lutheran Services. “This is another important milestone for Graceworks at Home. We continue to grow our business and, more importantly, continue to provide high-level care to all our clients in the greater Dayton, Ohio region.”

“I am so proud of the staff members who have worked to achieve this status.,” States Bonnie Smith, Graceworks at Home Administrator.  “The home care employees are seasoned professionals whom demonstrate Faithful Caring tenets when giving quality care and outstanding customer service to each client.”

“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.

The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at http://www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx.