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11/3/11 02:52PM

BayCare HomeCare Named To 2011 HomeCare Elite

BayCare HomeCare recently was named one of the top homecare agencies in the nation, based on performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures and financial performance.

BayCare HomeCare recently was named one of the top homecare agencies in the nation, based on performance measures in quality outcomes, process of care measures and financial performance.

“Our team members always go the extra mile to serve the needs of our patients,” said Dan Sweeney, BayCare HomeCare vice president. “I am very proud of this team’s accomplishment on behalf of those we serve. We are focused on making improvements in service, outcome and cost in order to deliver the very best care in the patient’s home.”

That focus on quality improvement, Sweeney said, combined with BayCare HomeCare’s dedicated and highly skilled team, helped the company rank as one of the 2011 HomeCare Elite, the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

Now in its sixth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, and the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall in the United States. OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, provide the rankings based on an in-depth analysis of publicly available information.

“The HomeCare Elite designation continues to gain significance given the regulatory changes and challenges that agencies face,” said Marci Heydt, Decision Health’s product manager. “Agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes.”

"HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patients with the best possible care while managing their business efficiently and effectively, said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare and My InnerView.

“This year, we updated our methodology to reflect industry focus and, based on this rigorous analysis, we congratulate BayCare HomeCare on being one of the top home care agencies in the country,” Twiss said.

The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies is available at

 About BayCare HomeCare

Serving 13 counties, BayCare HomeCare is the second largest provider of homecare services within the state of Florida.  As a comprehensive provider of homecare products and services, BayCare provides home health, durable medical equipment, respiratory services, pharmacy, pre and post mastectomy supplies, specialty beds, diabetic testing supplies, and more.  A proud member of the community-owned BayCare Health System, BayCare HomeCare is dedicated to serving the needs of its patients

 About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. 

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, go to

About OCS and My InnerView
As a combined business unit of National Research Corporation, OCS and My InnerView empower clients and partners throughout the entire post-acute continuum of care, including home health, hospice, skilled nursing, assisted living, and more. The company offers market-leading survey solutions, predictive tools, data analytics, quality and outcomes reporting, financial insights, and the nation’s largest comparative databases. OCS and My InnerView partner with more than 12,000 post-acute providers. For more information, please visit and or call 888.325.3396 and 800.601.3884.

About DecisionHealth®

For 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, coding tools and resources and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit or call 877.602.3835.

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