Tuality Home Health Named to National ‘Elite’ List for Third Year

December 15, 2009

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

Tuality Healthcare proudly announces the third-straight listing of Tuality Home Health to the “HomeCare Elite™,” a national compilation of the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified home healthcare providers.

The list is compiled each year by OCS HomeCare, a benchmarking company that measures post-acute healthcare information involving clinical outcomes, finances, patient satisfaction, and more.

“The HomeCare Elite has become the industry standard for identifying home health agencies that perform at the highest level,” said Amanda Twiss, president and CEO of OCS HomeCare.

Janelle Gilge, director, Tuality Home Health, said, “Our staff are honored to receive this national award for the third time. We have clinicians with many years of experience who provide excellent care for our patients, and are very deserving of being listed among the nation’s finest.”

Selection to the list was based on quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance as determined from publicly available data collected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

“Patient care is an important aspect of this honor,” said Gilge. “And it also acknowledges the agency’s focus on efficiency, which is vital in today’s healthcare environment.”

Since 1983, Tuality Home Health has provided patients with healthcare and rehabilitation services while they are at home in supportive familiar surroundings. Accredited by The Joint Commission, the program provides all care under the written orders of a patient’s physician.

The agency’s team of registered nurses, licensed therapists, social workers, and certified home health aides, care for nearly 700 patients in the western Washington County region each year, making more than 10,000 home visits.