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Geisinger HomeCare ranks in top 25 percent of home health agencies

CONTACT: Therese Pramick: 570-808-3249
Dec. 9, 2011

DANVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger HomeCare was recently named a 2011 HomeCare Elite home health agency.

The designation means that Geisinger HomeCare is in the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States, based on quality outcomes, process measure implementation and financial performance.

Karen Adams, director of Geisinger HomeCare, said the designation reflected the dedicated home care team of professionals and support of Geisinger Health System.

“In-home medical care has become a very important part of our healthcare system. As costs for hospital and nursing home care skyrocket, home health care is seen as a lower-cost alternative,” said Adams. “Our patients deserve nothing less than high quality care in their home environment to help facilitate their healing and learning.”

“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 of OCS HomeCare, a provider of home care information. “This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate Geisinger HomeCare on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

About Geisinger HomeCare
Geisinger HomeCare and Hospice, a division of Geisinger Community Health Services, provides patients with intermittent skilled nursing or other healthcare services that can best be provided in the patient’s own home by our caring and professional group of nurses, aides, therapists and social workers. With offices in Danville and Wilkes-Barre, Geisinger HomeCare and Hospice serves patients in an eight-county area. For information or to make a referral, call 1-888-634-6715.

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