Exactly 7,422 agencies were involved in the study.
"I am very happy and proud to receive this award on behalf of the KGH Home Health agency," said Shannon Updike, home health manager. "We have worked very hard to develop a quality program that we can practice and manage efficiently, and that enables us to capture the needed data while providing professional, evidence-based, compassionate care to the patients we serve."
The designation is determined by OCS, Outcome Concepts Systems, Inc., the leading post-acute care information gathering company. OCS collects data information to create databases, benchmarking data, and best practices to examine and promote efficient business practices, quality care, quality improvement, and financial performance.
"We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite," said Bill Bassett, senior director of market strategy at OCS, Inc. "Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Ketchikan General Hospital's Home Health Agency is dedicated to quality and performance"