Cape Visiting Nurse Association Named to Top 100 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite

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Cape Visiting Nurse Association a member of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group announced that it has been named to the Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Cape Visiting Nurse Association a member of Visiting Nurse Association Health Group announced that it has been named to the Top 100 of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its eighth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance.

“The 2013 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality-focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Cape Visiting Nurse Association on being one of the top 100 home care agencies in the country.”

Ellen M. Gusick, RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer, credits the incredible leadership of Marge Dishon, RN, MSN, Clinical Director, who has demonstrated a laser focus on quality outcomes and excellent patient experience. The Homecare team has followed her lead and has proven to be successful in helping patients achieve their goals. “Our ongoing commitment to outstanding patient-centered care continues to be our guide for better decisions, better outcomes and better health for patients and individuals at home and in our communities," said Ms. Gusick.

“We have a great team with great leadership at Cape VNA. In 2013, government studies showed Cape VNA outperformed New Jersey and national agencies in 19 out of 22 measures. I am proud of Cape VNA for their recognition as one of the Home Care Elite and applaud all of their hard work and dedication,” said VNA Health Group President & CEO, Dr. Steven Landers.

“HomeCare Elite recognition continues to gain importance given the increased regulatory mandates and the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue. Home health agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2013 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletterHome Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information.The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at http://www.nationalresearch.com.

About Cape VNA
Cape Visiting Nurse Association is a joint venture between two leading healthcare providers- Cape Regional Medical Center, New Jersey’s southern-most gateway to advanced care, and Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, a premiere Medicare/Medicaid-certified provider of home health, hospice and community-based services. Cape VNA delivers the most advanced, comprehensive clinical home care to the residents of Cape May County. For more information about Cape VNA call 800.862.3330 or visit http://www.capeVNA.org.

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