Middlesboro ARH Home Health Named to the Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite


The Middlesboro ARH Home Health Agency has been named to the Top 500 of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS®), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.  

The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations,” said Christine Lang, VP of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. “We congratulate Middlesboro ARH Home Health on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

Starlet Smith, manager of Middlesboro ARH Home Health, credits its quality of patient care with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite.  “For several decades, Bell County patients have chosen us to provide them with highly skilled nursing care and quality medical treatment in the comfort and convenience of their homes,” said Smith. “We are honored by their trust and we are elated with being recognized as one of the HomeCare Elite.”

 The entire list of 2015 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at  http://www.ocshomecare.com/HomeCare-Elite.aspx

About ARH Home Health
ARH Home Health is one of the largest rural home health groups in the nation. ARH Home Health specializes in helping our clients make the transition from hospital to home care. Our team of highly skilled Home Health professionals is always available to meet your needs. Whether it is skilled nursing, therapy services or medical social services, ARH has the experience, knowledge and compassion to help you gain the most from your home health experience.

ARH is a not-for-profit health system operating 11 hospitals in Barbourville, Hazard, Harlan, Hyden, McDowell, Middlesboro, West Liberty, Whitesburg and South Williamson, Ky. and Beckley and Hinton, Wv., as well as multi-specialty physician practices, home health agencies, home medical equipment stores and retail pharmacies. ARH employs nearly 5,000 people with an annual payroll and benefits of $297 million generated into our local economies. ARH also has a network of more than 600 active and courtesy medical staff members. ARH is the largest provider of care and single largest employer in southeastern Kentucky and the third largest private employer in southern West Virginia, and is consistently recognized for its medical excellence.




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