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Published on December 13, 2016

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

The Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod (VNA of Cape Cod) has once again been named to the HomeCare Elite™ list of top 500 agencies in the U.S. This is the sixth consecutive year the agency has received the recognition.

Now in its eleventh 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 11 years. HomeCare Elite further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies.

VNA has received the top 500 recognition for the last five years.
Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures, including:

  • Quality outcomes
  • Best practice implementation
  • Patient experience
  • Quality improvement and consistency
  • 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.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. The award is sponsored by DecisionHealth.

“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, senior director, product management for ABILITY network. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement.”

Marcie Heydt, senior content manager for DecisionHealth, said the group is “proud to recognize the top 500 HomeCare Elite agencies for demonstrating a commitment to improving quality patient care at low costs.”

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.

“Healthcare is constantly evolving, and we are always looking for ways to provide quality outcomes in a cost-effective way,” said Michael K. Lauf, President and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “But, what never changes is our mission to take care of people in a warm, compassionate, skillful way. This sixth consecutive recognition for the VNA is reflective of this mission and demonstrates that we are not only producing quality outcomes, but a great patient experience, as well. Residents on Cape Cod can feel comfortable that they are receiving the very best specialty home care available.”

As more and more Americans enter their older years, they are looking for qualified and highly trusted organizations like the VNA of Cape Cod to help them age in place, said Dianne Kolb, President and CEO of the VNA of Cape Cod.

“We offer the latest in equipment and technology to help people live independently and safely for as long as possible,” said Dianne Kolb, “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.”

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