South Nassau Home Health Care Program Ranked Among Best in US

HomeCare Elite ranks South Nassau program among top 25 percent.

For the seventh consecutive year, South Nassau Communities Hospital Home Care has earned a spot in the prestigious HomeCare Elite listing of the top 25 percent 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 commitment of our staff to provide superior care for patients and their loved ones that ranks among the nation’s best,” said Nancy Helenek, RN, administrative director of the care continuum at South Nassau. “We have successfully implemented strategies for care delivery that have allowed us to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes.”

The 2012 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.

“The communities and patients we serve can count on us to fulfill our commitment to provide personal, efficient, and effective health care to patients in the comfort of their homes,” said Ruth Ragusa, RN, vice president of organizational effectiveness for South Nassau.

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.


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