Signature Home Health of Bellingham Ranks #1 in Washington for Quality Patient Services

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HealthInsight computed home health care rankings provided by CMS for 62 home health agencies in Washington. Signature Home Health of Bellingham ranked the highest for Quality Patient Services across 22 quality measures.

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To be considered the number one provider of Quality Patient Services by HealthInsight is wonderful recognition for the Bellingham Signature team. -- Bob Thomas, President

Signature Home Health, a provider of home health, hospice, and home care services to Whatcom County, is ranked number one in the State for Quality Patient Services according to data collected by HealthInsight. The private, non-profit, community-based organization computed home health care rankings provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 62 home health agencies in Washington. Signature Home Health of Bellingham ranked the highest for Quality Patient Services across 22 quality measures.

“To be considered the number one provider of Quality Patient Services by HealthInsight is wonderful recognition for the Bellingham Signature team and really speaks to their drive to provide quality care to patients and clients,” says Bob Thomas, PT, President of Signature Hospice, Home Health, and Home Care. “Our Core Values help us in our mission to enhance the life of every person we serve, but it really comes down to our individual practitioners, our support staff, and their team approach of working toward fostering healthier and happier communities.”

HealthInsight examined a number of quality measures including:

  • How often the home health team included treatments to prevent pressure sores (bed sores) in the plan of care.
  • How often the home health team began their patients’ care in a timely manner.
  • How often the home health team taught patients (or their family caregivers) about their drugs.
  • How often patients got better at taking their drugs correctly by mouth.
  • How often the home health team checked patients’ risk of falling.
  • How often the home health team checked patients for depression.

“What this ranking means locally is the communities we serve can be confident in the quality of skilled care from Signature Home Health,” says Janet Wright, RN, MS, Administrator. “I am extremely proud of the Signature team and their work. It is an honor to have national recognition of the quality work being done daily by the Signature Home Health team!”

To view a complete listing of Washington home health agency rankings, please follow this link: http://healthinsight.org/rankings/home-health/home-health-rankings?s=WA

About Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care
Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care is a leading provider of post-acute healthcare services in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Utah. Signature specializes in providing Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Palliative Care, and Hospice for patients in their home or home setting. Learn more at http://www.4signatureservice.com.

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