Havasu Regional Home Health Named A Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite

March 16, 2015

Havasu Regional Medical Center announced that its Home Health Services was named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top performing home health agencies in the United States, in December of 2014.  Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice 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 9,994 agencies considered, 2501 are elite.

 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 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 Havasu Regional Home Health Services on being recognized as a top home care agency.”- 

Havasu Regional Home Health Services Administrator, Jerry Shackelford, credits the Agency’s dedicated staff for their commitment to the vision of providing proactive, interventional home health care in an efficient, effective manner while ensuring positive patient outcomes for Havasu Regional Home Health’s inclusion to the 2014 HomeCare Elite list.  “Our field and administrative staff have accepted the challenge of elevating the level of home health care in Lake Havasu City and providing that care in a manner that is patient focused and empowers our patients to be active participants in their health care, while ensuring we are good stewards of healthcare funds.”