VNA of Cape Cod Ranked Among Top 500 in U.S. for Fifth Consecutive Year
Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod (VNA of Cape Cod) has been named to the HomeCare Elite™ list of top 500 agencies in the U.S for the fifth consecutive year. Now in its tenth year, the HomeCare Elite reviews close to 10,000 home health agencies around the country and identifies the top 25 percent.
The VNA of Cape Cod has been included in the top 25 percent for all 10 years. HomeCare Elite further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies. VNA has received the top 500 recognition for the last five years.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures, including:
- Quality outcomes
- Best practice implementation
- Patient experience
- Quality improvement and consistency
- Financial performance
The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading products for home health metrics and analytics, and by DecisionHealth, publisher of the independent newsletter, Home Health Line.
“The 2014 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care in their home health communities and we recognize them for their remarkable achievements,” said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute at National Research. “We congratulate VNA of Cape Cod on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
DecisionHealth Product Manager Marci Heydt noted that the HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement.
“In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it is imperative that our seniors have access to quality home healthcare in order to ensure better patient outcomes and improve overall cost, and therefore, home healthcare continues to remain an integral part of the care continuum. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience and financial management lead to success,” she said.
The VNA of Cape Cod, a member of Cape Cod Healthcare, serves patients and clients from Provincetown to Pembroke, as well as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. VNA nurses, therapists, home health aides and staff provide more than 300,000 home health and hospice care visits annually, and also offers screening, immunizations and wellness programs through their public health department.
“This significant recognition demonstrates that our VNA nurses, therapists, aides, and staff consistently provide the highest quality, compassionate care to the people of Cape Cod and beyond,” said Michael K. Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “This remarkable endorsement by these two highly respected organizations should give comfort to our community that they are safe at home when they are under the care of the VNA of Cape Cod.”
The HomeCare Elite Award comes at the start of National Home Care and Hospice Month.
As more and more Americans enter their older years, they are looking for qualified and highly trusted organizations like the VNA of Cape Cod to help them age in place, said Dianne Kolb, President and CEO of the VNA of Cape Cod.
“We offer the latest in equipment and technology to help people live independently and safely for as long as possible. Combined with that is the warm human touch we bring to all our clients and patients,” said Dianne Kolb, “Our caregivers and hospice workers are trained and experienced in providing the kind of care families want for their older loved ones who are in need of some assistance, or wish to stay home to receive end-of-life care.”