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12/08/2010

Home Health Care Program Ranked Among the Best in the U.S.


South Nassau Communities Hospital Home Care has earned a spot in the prestigious HomeCare Elite™ listing of the top home health care providers in the United States. South Nassau Home Care been named to the listing, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, each of the five years it has been released. Three of the five years South Nassau has been in the top 500.

The listing is the compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States and names the top 25% of agencies in quality of care, quality improvement, and financial performance.

“The communities and patients we serve can count on our exceptionally trained staff to deliver high-quality compassionate care that contributes to positive patient outcomes,” said Ruth Ragusa, RN, vice president of organizational effectiveness for South Nassau Communities Hospital. “This honor confirms that we are fulfilling our commitment to provide personal, efficient, and effective health care to patients in the comfort of their homes.”

Compiled by Outcome Concept Systems (OCS), Inc., the listing uses publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Cost Reports to create the HomeCare Elite list of agencies. It is based on performance in three areas—quality of care, quality improvement, and financial performance. South Nassau Home Care offers short-term, acute care and long-term programs. The range of services provided include skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, medical social services, home health aide services, nutritional counseling and additional waived services as provided by the long-term program. Laboratory services, medical supplies and equipment and IV therapy services can be arranged through contracted vendors. In addition, it offers specialty programs such as telehealth, medication management, and a fall prevention program. Advanced wound care treatment and VAC therapy can also be provided.

South Nassau Home Health Care is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and certified to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross programs, as well as accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information about South Nassau Home Care, call (516) 377-5000.



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