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Adventist Health/Home Care Services of Simi Valley Hospital Ranked Among the Top 25 Percent of Home Health Providers in the Country

Adventist Health/Home Care Services of Simi Valley Hospital (SVH) has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

The 2008 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

“The 2008 HomeCare Elite winners exemplify a commitment to providing their patients with optimum care while performing at the highest level,” said Nancy Buller, Senior Director of Marketing Communications at OCS, Inc. “We congratulate Adventist Health/Home Care Services of Simi Valley Hospital on being one of the Top home care agencies in the country.”

“This recognition demonstrates that the health care professionals at Simi Valley Hospital are making a real impact on patients’ health,” said Susan Myers, director of Adventist Health Home Care Services, Simi Valley Hospital. “My staff are the best performers in their field, and they set and maintain high standards for themselves—I’m very proud of their service to the community.”

SVH’s home health staff is composed of 30 employees, including full-time, part-time and per diem staffers. In 2007, the team performed more than 7700 visits to more than 395 residents of Simi Valley, Moorpark and Thousand Oaks.

“DecisionHealth would like to congratulate the top HomeCare Elite agencies that achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes by providing quality care to their patients,” adds Marci Heydt, Executive Editor of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Line. The 2008 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

OCS, Inc. is the market leader in healthcare information solutions. By collecting, evaluating and interpreting healthcare information, we empower leaders with data-driven insight that helps optimize mission-critical decision making. OCS combines the richness of the nation’s most comprehensive post-acute data warehouse with cutting-edge analysis tools, consulting services and custom technology solutions. Our information-based solutions facilitate providers, payors, industry analysts, consultants, Federal and state governments, medical products and pharmaceutical companies with advancing their missions using objective, independent information that is not available from other sources. Learn more at www.ocsys.com or call 888.325.3396.

DecisionHealth® serves the clinical, business and regulatory needs of health care practitioners, providers and their administrative staff nationwide, including home health agencies. For more than 20 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with brand names such as Home Health Line, Home Care Outcomes, the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, Private Duty Insider and Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health. Our unique blend of award-winning information specialists, in-house journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers and their staffs results in news, analysis and solutions that have captured the attention of nearly 100,000 healthcare readers. For more information, please visit www.DecisionHealth.com or call 877.602.3835.

The entire list of the 2008 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at www.ocsys.com/HCE.

Posted 10/27/08