Adventist Health Named Among Nation’s Home Care Elite
November 28, 2006
CONTACT: Rita Waterman, Assistant Vice President
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Nine of Adventist Health's Home Care agencies were named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite list compiled by Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS), a Seattle-based company providing data products and benchmark services for home health, hospice and private duty agencies. The inaugural listing of the top tier US home health care agencies honors those that rank in the top 25 percent in their region based upon quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance.
The Adventist Health hospital-based agencies named to the list include:
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Bakersfield, California (San Joaquin Community Hospital)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Bonita, California (Paradise Valley Hospital)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Clearlake, California (Redbud Community Hospital)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Glendale, California (Glendale Adventist Medical Center)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - St. Helena, California (St. Helena Hospital)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Simi Valley, California (Simi Valley Hospital)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Willits, California (Howard Memorial Hospital)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Portland, Oregon (Adventist Medical Center)
Adventist Health/Home Care Services - Tillamook, Oregon (Tillamook County General Hospital)
"We're very proud of our agencies that made the Home Care Elite list," stated Sherry Mendoza, director of Home Care Services for Adventist Health. "What's more, having four agencies rank in the top 500 further validates our commitment to quality patient care and dedication to our distinctive mission."
OCS determined the top home health agencies nation-wide through benchmarking based on quality measurement scores submitted to Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Cost Reports for July 2005 through June 2006.
OCS maintains the nation's largest proprietary home care, hospice and private duty benchmark databases comprised of patient-level data across all business components: clinical, financial, operational, visit utilization and patient satisfaction.
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Adventist Health is a not-for-profit, faith-based health system operating in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the Seventh-day Adventist heritage of Christian health care, Adventist Health is comprised of 20 hospitals with more than 3,100 beds, 19,000 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, 16 home care agencies and three joint-venture retirement centers. For more information, visitwww.adventisthealth.org.