Thursday, January 08, 2009
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Health department's home health agency receives recognition

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[January 08, 2009]  The Logan County Department of Public Health's home health division, Home Care of Central Illinois, has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite list of the most successful home care providers in the United States. This review by Outcome Concept Systems, a Seattle-based company providing data products and benchmark services for home health, names the top 25 percent of those agencies nationwide whose performance measures in quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance are the best.

"We are very grateful and proud of this national recognition," said Mark Hilliard, administrator of the health department. "There are nearly 9,000 Medicare-certified home health agencies in the nation. Being listed among the nation's best of this group is a tremendous honor for our staff."

Outcome Concept Systems determined the top home health agencies nationwide through benchmarking based on quality measurement scores submitted to Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services cost reports for the year.

The Logan County Department of Public Health has provided home health services, which include skilled nursing care, therapy and ancillary support services, for over 36 years to those recovering at home from illness or injury.

"This award reflects on the professional caregivers who have an enormous commitment to quality patient care and dedication to our mission of healing," says Betty Larson, R.N., home health supervisor.

The quality measures that determined the ranking, and Home Care of Central Illinois' performance, can be found through

[Text from file received from the Logan County Department of Public Health


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