St. Luke's Home Care Named as a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite
St. Luke’s Home Care announced it has been named a Top Agency of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®. It is a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.
Lynn Nelson, St. Luke’s Home Care and Hospice Director, credits the hard work and dedication of employees with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. "I’m very proud of our Home Care Team for earning this award. We are so honored to be recognized for our high standard of care and treatment of patients,” Nelson said.
“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, Senior Director, Product Management, for ABILITY Network. “At the same time tracking, measuring and interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate St. Luke’s Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
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 9,406 agencies considered, 2,353 are recognized on the 2016 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.
The entire list of 2016 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.