VNA Health at Home named to Top 500 of the 2018 ABILITY HomeCare Elite 

VNA Health at Home announced it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

"I would like to congratulate the team at VNA Health at Home and thank them for their commitment to providing consistently high-quality care," said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. "During a time of increasing demands on home health professionals' time and attention, these caregivers and leaders have demonstrated that they have prioritized their patients and created a solid foundation for serving their communities and partnering with other healthcare providers."

"I am overjoyed this team is being recognized for the incredibly important work they do every day to continue our ministry of care and healing in our communities and strengthen our legacy for the future," said Trisha Crissman, COO and Vice President of Home Care and Hospice for CHI Health at Home. "Their dedication to the highest level of quality outcomes and their true passion for going above and beyond to serve others is what makes them world class and so deserving of this important recognition. I am very proud to work with such a wonderful team of talented caregivers who are committed to providing our patients with the best experience possible, all while improving our overall results."

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 8,898 agencies considered, 2,223 are recognized on the 2018 HomeCare Elite winners list overall. The entire list of 2018 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/hce.

About VNA Health at Home

VNA Health at Home, a service of CHI St. Joseph Health, provides home care services throughout Pulaski County and Laurel County and hospice services in Laurel, Knox, Whitley and Clay Counties. Their innovative services and specialty programs recognize the needs of each patient and promote the highest quality of life. Their goal is to ensure all services consistently exceed the government's quality measures and the expectations of patients and referring physicians. VNA Health at Home has a team of registered nurses, social workers, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapists and when exceptional care is needed most, and their compassionate caregivers employ a team approach to end-of-life care. For more information please visit https://www.chisaintjosephhealth.org/vnahealthathome.

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