Oct. 23, 2012
-- For the seventh year in a row, Norwell VNA (NVNA) and Hospice has been named to the HomeCare EliteTM by OCS HomeCare. In addition, this year NVNA and Hospice qualified for the Top 500 list, an honor for the top 500 agencies in the nation. The Elite are selected on the basis of quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial performance as measure by Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports
“We strive every day to give our patients the best possible care and maintain the best possible outcomes as an agency,” said Meg Doherty, RN, CEO of NVNA and Hospice. “To be honored every year that this award has been given, is a special bonus for us. We’re particularly proud to know that our patients are receiving outstanding care that reflects best clinical practice as well as financial performance, which is no easy feat in this economical and healthcare climate.”
NVNA and Hospice is the only agency in Massachusetts to have been selected every year of the seven years the Home Care EliteTM has been awarded. A total of 2,546 agencies were selected across the nation from which NVNA and Hospice was selected as one of the Top 500.
OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation and uses publicly available data to measure five domains of performance. Agency performance in each of the domains is compared against the performance of other organizations in that respective state and then nationwide. About NVNA and Hospice
Founded in 1920, NVNA and Hospice is the only independent, non-profit home health care and hospice agency serving the South Shore. The agency’s mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors continues as it serves nearly 600 patients a day, and offers an average of 45 free community health screenings, educational programs and support groups each month in more than 25 communities on the South Shore. NVNA and Hospice has been named a Home Care Elite Top Agency in the United States for six consecutive years. For more information, call NVNA and Hospice at 781-659-2342 or visit www.nvna.org.