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Published on November 07, 2014

VNA of Cape Cod Ranked Among Top 500 in the U.S. for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Cape Cod Healthcare is pleased to announce that the Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod (VNA of Cape Cod) has been named to the 2014 HomeCare Elite™ list of top 500 agencies in the U.S for the fourth consecutive year. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite reviews close to 10,000 home health agencies around the country and identifies the top 25 percent. The VNA of Cape Cod has been included in the top 25 percent for all nine years. HomeCare Elite further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies. VNA has received the top 500 recognition for the last four years.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures, including:

  • Quality outcomes
  • Patient experience
  • Quality improvement
  • Financial performance

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading products for home health metrics and analytics, and by DecisionHealth, publisher of the independent newsletter, Home Health Line.

“HomeCare Elite recognition is a significant acknowledgement. In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it is imperative that our seniors have access to quality home healthcare in order to ensure better patients outcomes and improve overall cost, and therefore, home healthcare continues to remain an integral part of the care continuum. The winners of the HomeCare Elite Award are proving that a heightened focus on clinical outcomes, patient experience and financial management lead to success,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

“The 2014 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care in their home health communities and we recognize them for their remarkable achievements,” said Mary Oakes, Senior Vice President of Post-Acute at National Research. “We congratulate VNA of Cape Cod on being named one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”
The VNA of Cape Cod, a member of Cape Cod Healthcare, serves patients and clients from Provincetown to Pembroke, as well as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. VNA nurses, therapists, home health aides and staff provide more than 300,000 home health and hospice care visits annually, and also offers screening, immunizations and wellness programs through their public health department.

“Our VNA nurses, therapists, aides, and staff consistently provide the highest quality, compassionate care to the people of Cape Cod and beyond,” said Michael K. Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “This remarkable ninth straight endorsement by these two highly respected organizations should give our community great comfort that the VNA of Cape Cod delivers the best care in our region.”

The HomeCare Elite Award comes just as we begin National Home Care and Hospice Month during the month of November. According to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, home care and hospice are poised to play a key role in coming years. The first of the 78 million baby boomers turned 65 last year, and the rest of the boomers will reach their golden years in the next two decades.

Home care combined with technology delivered by qualified and highly trusted organizations like the VNA of Cape Cod will help our older family members age in place. Technology now helps the many U.S. seniors who live at home to stay independent, enrich their lives, and keep in touch with those they love. Telehealth promotes stay-at-home care for chronic patients and solutions for healthy aging.

“Combining high tech care with a warm human touch helps seniors stay in their homes much longer,” said Dianne Kolb, President and CEO of the VNA of Cape Cod. “Our caregivers and hospice workers are trained and experienced in providing the kind of care families want for their older loved ones who are in need of some assistance, or wish to stay home to receive end-of-life care. We offer the latest in equipment and technology to help people live independently and safely for as long as possible.”

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries should be directed to Robin Lord, Director of Communications.

Phone: 508-862-7891

Cell: 774-236-9602

rlord@capecodhealth.org