Wayland, MA — Parmenter Visiting Nurse & Hospice (Parmenter Community Health Care), announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures, and financial performance.
“It is increasingly challenging to manage the cost/quality equation. The 2011 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively,”
Parmenter’s CEO, Cynthia Mayher, credits the tradition of high clinical standards and the tireless efforts of all agency staff with the company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. She said, “Every member of Parmenter’s team of caring and skilled clinicians and administrative staff are committed to helping our homecare clients remain safely in their own homes, avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and regain their optimal level of functioning and wellbeing. It is very gratifying to receive recognition for their exceptional care.”
“The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face. Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, product manager for the post-acute care business group, DecisionHealth.
Parmenter is the local provider of visiting nurse, rehabilitation therapies, social work, palliative care, hospice at home and a unique hospice residence. Parmenter serves 26 metro west communities. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.
The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2011 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.