January 2, 2007



Columbia, TN – Maury Regional Home Services today announced that it has been named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite, the inaugural compilation of the most successful home care providers in the country. This groundbreaking review names the Medicare-certified agencies whose performance measures in quality, improvement and financial performance are among the top 25% of providers nationwide.

“Quality patient care is our number one priority. We are constantly striving for excellence, so it is an honor to have the performance of our home services recognized on a national level,” said Robert Otwell, Maury Regional Hospital CEO.

The 2006 HomeCare Elite is the first performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2006 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare informatics and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care's most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite," said Bill Bassett, Senior Director of Market Strategy at OCS, Inc. "Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Maury Regional Home Services is dedicated to quality and performance."

Debbie Bratton, Director of Home Services, credits Maury Regional Home Services staff for the ranking as one of the HomeCare Elite.

"Our staff is dedicated to providing the best possible care for each patient. We develop individualized treatment plans and work diligently to improve patient outcomes. We also ensure that our staff receives the appropriate training to enable them to provide a high level of care," said Bratton.

Tonya Nevin, Executive Publisher of DecisionHealth, adds, "As performance improvement, both clinical and financial, continues to be a critical metric for home care agencies, it's wonderful that we now have an award that recognizes our industry's highest achievers. We congratulate Maury Regional Home Services on being one of the top 25% best performing home care agencies in the country."

About Maury Regional Home Services

Maury Regional Home Services provides healthcare to homebound patients who require regular treatments provided by skilled professionals on a visiting basis, working closely with the patient’s physician. Services include nursing care and rehabilitation services, provided to patients throughout south central Tennessee. Maury Regional Home Services is licensed and certified by the State of Tennessee, and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

About OCS, Inc.

OCS is a healthcare information company with the nation's largest and most comprehensive set of measures spanning clinical outcomes, financial performance, resource utilization, patient satisfaction and operational indicators for Home Care, Hospice, and Private Duty programs. The OCS suite of products and services provide healthcare organizations the insight to improve the quality of care for their patients while enhancing the effectiveness of their organization. Serving the needs of healthcare organizations, vendors and consultants, OCS provider clients consistently rank in the top one-third of all healthcare organizations in the country.

About DecisionHealth

DecisionHealthTM serves the business and regulatory needs of healthcare practitioners, providers and their administrative staff nationwide. It's flagship newsletters - Home Health Line, Part B News, Medicare Compliance Alert and Inside the Joint Commission - are among the most recognized titles among business-to-business publishers. It offers more than 50 subscription-based independent newsletters, magazines, books, web sites and loose-leaf services that help readers make the best business decisions on issues affecting the business operations of Medicare and private-pay home health agencies; physician offices, including solo, group, specialty and faculty practices; hospitals, including inpatient, outpatient, quality assurance, facility management, MIS and compliance departments; durable medical equipment suppliers; clinical laboratories in physician offices, hospitals and independent settings; and ambulatory surgery centers.





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