Columbia Montour Home Health Services cited as top performer

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Nov. 20, 2012
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BLOOMSBURG, Pa. — Columbia Montour Home Health Services (CMHHS) has been named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies across the nation using an analysis of publicly available performance measures, including quality outcomes, patient experience, quality improvement data and financial performance, to rank the winners.

“The staff’s demonstrated commitment to providing high-quality patient-centered care allows us to continue to be a leader in the home health industry,” said Jane Gittler, Chief Executive Officer of CMHHS. “Receiving this award for a fifth time is a true testament to our efforts and the staff should be extremely proud of this honor.”

CMHHS was established in 1967 to deliver a full spectrum of homecare services to restore the health and independent functioning of acutely ill or convalescing individuals. CMHHS merged into Geisinger Health System in July 2012.

About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger Health System is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development of innovative care models such as ProvenHealth Navigator® and ProvenCare®. As the nation’s largest rural health services organization, Geisinger serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 44 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The physician-led system is comprised of more than 17,000 employees, including a 900-member multi-specialty group practice, six hospital campuses, two research centers and a 290,000-member health plan, all of which leverage an estimated $5.5 billion positive impact on the Pennsylvania economy. The health system and the health plan have repeatedly garnered national accolades for integration, quality and service. In addition to fulfilling its patient care mission, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit  Geisinger. Follow the latest Geisinger news and more at Twitter and  Facebook.

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