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Friday, November 22, 2013

McKean County VNA& Hospice Named
Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite

(News Release) McKean County Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. A total of 77 agencies, only 16% of Pennsylvania's 479 home health agencies, were named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States developed by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

“This is a significant recognition of the hard work and dedication offered by the McKean County Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice, said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and Bradford Regional Medical Center. “Improving quality in home care is a key component in offering an effective continuum of services. This is one more indicator that Bradford Regional Medical Center is raising the bar on quality for residents of the region.”

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line. The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at www.nationalresearch.com/homecareelite

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