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

For the eighth consecutive year, South Nassau Communities Hospital Home Care has earned a spot in the prestigious HomeCare Elite™ listing of the top 25% of home health care providers in the United States. The listing is based on a collection of performance measures including quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation, and financial performance.

“South Nassau’s ranking as a Top 500 Agency demonstrates the enduring commitment of our staff to work together to provide superior care and service for patients and their loved ones,” said Nancy Helenek, RN, administrative director of the care continuum at South Nassau.

“At South Nassau, we believe that the true mark of great care and service is to be consistent. Certainly, eight years and counting of service excellence in the delivery of quality homecare services is consistently great,” said Ruth Ragusa, RN, vice president of organizational effectiveness for South Nassau Communities Hospital.

The 2013 Home Care Elite listing, brought to the industry by National Research Corporation, parent company of OCS Home Care, and DecisionHealth, uses publicly available data from the CMS Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Cost reports.

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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