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Saint Mary’s Home Care a national homecare elite


stmaryslogo-570x131-9589626-5311446SAINT MARY’S NEWS RELEASE – Saint Mary’s Home Care has been listed as a 2013 HomeCare Elite™ program which lists the top-performing home health agencies in the nation. Saint Mary’s has been ranked in the top 25 percent for provided quality health care to the northern Nevada community.

Steve Estipona, director of Saint Mary’s Home Care credits consistent quality care and patient experience with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™. “Saint Mary’s provides a valuable service to our patients and their family members. This designation enhances our commitment to maintain the highest quality standards in patient care,” said Estipona.

Agencies 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 9,969 agencies considered, 2,496 were listed as Elite.

“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success is a tribute that managing healthcare data and utilizing it for improvement initiatives lead to high quality care, and we recognize them for their outstanding achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president of post-acute at National Research. ““We congratulate Saint Mary’s Home Care on being in the top 25 percent of home care agencies in the country.”

Saint Mary’s Home Care provides a broad spectrum of services that foster better health and independence at home. And through a team of professionals, patients and families receive a plan of care that aligns with their long-term health goals. Additionally, Saint Mary’s is the only agency in northern Nevada to receive the 2012 HealthInsight Quality Award, a national honor placing the program in the 90th percentile of all Home Health agencies in the nation.

The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite™ agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite.

To learn more about Saint Mary’s Home Care visit www.saintmarysreno.com/homecare.

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region’s only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Cardiology program dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.saintmarysreno.com.

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