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Western Connecticut Home Care named to 2011 HomeCare Elite

Friday, November 04, 2011 - Danbury, CT

Western Connecticut Home Care today 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,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS and My InnerView. “This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Western Connecticut Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

Ann Faraguna, Executive Director of Western Connecticut Home Care credits exceptional patient care service and outstanding clinical outcomes with the agency’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. She said, “This is an outstanding accomplishment for the agency and Western Connecticut Health Network. We are blessed with talented, gifted staff, a generous board and a health system that supports our home care mission and vision.”

“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.

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.

About Western Connecticut Home Care, Inc.

Western Connecticut Home Care, formerly Danbury Visiting Nurse Association has been providing quality home nursing services for 100 years. The Agency is the home care affiliate of Western Connecticut Health Network providing services in the Greater Danbury and Greater New Milford areas. Western Connecticut Home Care provides comprehensive nursing, therapy, medical social work and home health aide services to patients with a variety of health conditions using the latest in home care technology. Specialty services are offered for cardiac care and management, COPD care and management, diabetes management, fall prevention assessment, geriatric care, infusion therapy, Lifeline emergency response system, maternal child health, nutrition therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, palliative care, respiratory therapy, tele-monitoring and wound care. In addition Western Connecticut Home Care’s Immunization Clinic provides a variety of healthy living immunizations and travel vaccines.

For additional information visit WesternConnecticutHomeCare.org or call 203-792-4120.




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