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Beebe Home Care Services Named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite

Beebe Healthcare announces that Beebe Home Care Services has been named to the Top 500 of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the nation.

“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 Beebe Home Care Services on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.” 

HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the 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 9,994 agencies considered, 2,501 are elite.

"Beebe Home Care Services is the only agency in Delaware to achieve the top 500 status.  We are honored to have received this award for the third consecutive year.  This award reflects the dedication our team members have for being experts in their field,” said Joan G. Thomas, RN, MS, FACHE, Special Consultant to the President of Beebe Healthcare.

Beebe Home Care Services Nurse Manager, Dana Warrington, RN, credits the staff’s commitment to excellence and its compassion for patients and their families. Beebe Home Care Services offers a comprehensive program throughout Sussex County.

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

“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth. “In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it is imperative that our seniors have access to quality home healthcare in order to ensure better patient outcomes and improve overall cost, and therefore, home healthcare continues to remain an integral part of the care continuum. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience, and financial management lead to success.”

The list of 2014 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer center, and outpatient facilities at multiple sites providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehab services.  For more information, please visit us online at www.beebehealthcare.org.

About National Research Corporation
For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info@nationalresearch.com, or visit www.nationalresearch.com.

About DecisionHealth®
For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit www.decisionhealth.com