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October 26, 2011

MAURY REGIONAL HOME SERVICES NAMED TO HOMECARE ELITE FOR SIXTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Maury Regional Home Services has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

“For six years, HomeCare Elite has identified the top 25 percent of agencies in the nation. I am proud to say that Maury Regional Home Services has made the list each year thanks to the dedication of our staff to provide outstanding care to patients,” said Robert Otwell, CEO of Maury Regional Medical Center.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures, and financial performance.

“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 Outcome Concept Systems (OCS) and My InnerView. “This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Maury Regional Home Services on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

Maury Regional Home Services offers nursing care, home health aides, rehabilitation services, disease management and home infusion services. In addition, home monitoring equipment for vital signs such as weight, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturations are available. Staff provides assessment, evaluation, care and education for the patient and family. Services are available in Maury, Marshall, Lawrence, Giles, Lewis, Hickman and Williamson counties as well as portions of Wayne County.

Director of Home Services Debbie Bratton stated, “This recognition is the result of the quality of care that our staff provides to patients each and every day, utilizing proven treatment methods that result in better outcomes, and striving to exceed the expectations of our customers.”

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 Web site at www.ocshomecare.com.

“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.

 

About Maury Regional Medical Center:

Maury Regional Medical Center is a 275-bed facility that serves more than 260,000 people in southern Middle Tennessee and has a medical staff of more than 185 physicians. From a comprehensive interventional and surgical heart program to a neonatal intensive care and cancer center, the medical center offers a wide range of advanced services. In the past three years, the medical center has been recognized as a 2011 Thomson Reuters 10 Top Health System, 100 Top Hospital, Top 50 Health System, Premier Award for Quality winner and Excellence Award winner by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. For more information, visit mauryregional.com.

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 Web sites 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.