Memorial Home Care Ranked Among Top 25% of Home Health Providers in Country

South Bend, IN, November 10, 2011 — Memorial 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 based on an analysis of more than 10,000 agencies nationwide. Winners are ranked based upon performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance. Memorial Home Care has achieved this recognition three of the six years, including the last two times, and is honored to again be the only agency in their primary service area to appear on the list.

“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 Memorial Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

Memorial Home Care’s Greg Conrad, Vice President, credits the company’s vision of being the healthiest community in the nation and a national model of excellence as driving the agency’s success. “This recognition is affirmation of the passion and skill with which our team members provide innovative, high quality care for all we serve every day.”

“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. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.

About Memorial Home Care
Since its inception in 1983, Memorial Home Care has been providing an increasingly diverse array of health care products and clinical services in the home and community setting. They started with just several "pool nurses" doing relief visits and now employ more than 550 people in the fields of nursing, therapy, home health aides, homemakers, medical equipment & supplies, oxygen therapy, home infusion, compounding pharmacy and extended home medical staffing. Visit the Beacon Health Ventures website for more information about Memorial Home Care.

About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including home health, hospice, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nation’s largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers. For more information, please visit the OCS and My InnerView websites or call 888.325.3396 and 800.601.3884.

About DecisionHealth®
For 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, coding tools and resources and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.

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