2014-11-13 / Wellness

VNS Named Top Agency

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of top-performing home health agencies in the country. Now in its ninth year, HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicarecertified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

“The 2014 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing high quality care in their home health communities and we recognize them for their remarkable achievements,” said Mary Oakes, senior vice president at National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics. “We congratulate Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties on being recognized as a top home care agency.”

Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties’ Interim CEO Candace Sharkey credits the agency’s focus on patient outcomes and staff training and development for the recognition. “We are so proud to achieve this prestigious award for the third time. It recognizes our achievements and continuous eye on quality.”

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