VNAA Commends 42 Members for Top Performance on Home Health Compare Star Ratings
Superior Performance Highlights the Quality and Value of Nonprofit Providers
Thursday, July 16, 2015
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: Breaking News


by Mark Lennihan
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2015
Contact: Hank Daugherty
hdaugherty@vnaa.org
571-527-1537

VNAA Commends 42 Members for Top Performance on Home Health Compare Star Ratings

WASHINGTON—July 16, 2015—Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) added Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings to its Home Health Compare database, a service on the Medicare.gov website that helps consumers make informed choices about where to seek care.

Nationally, 9,359 home health agencies met the criteria to receive a rating, of which 26.3 percent received four or more stars. Comparatively, 41.2 percent of listed members of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) received these top marks.

“VNAA members are committed to delivering the highest quality of care to individuals in their communities,” said Tracey Moorhead, President and CEO of VNAA. “They serve all patients, including those who are most vulnerable and highest need—and they do so within a culture of continuous performance improvement, which is evident through these results. We are incredibly proud of our members.”

The following VNAA members achieved four or more stars on the Quality of Patient Care Star Ratings:

  • MERCY HOME CARE (MERCED, CA)
  • CENTRAL COAST VNA & HOSPICE, INC. (MONTEREY, CA)
  • VISITING NURSE AND HOSPICE CARE OF SANTA BARBARA (SANTA BARBARA, CA)
  • PATHWAYS HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (SUNNYVALE, CA)
  • PIONEER HOME HEALTH CARE (BISHOP, CA)
  • MERCY HOME CARE (REDDING, CA)
  • DOMINICAN HOME HEALTH (SANTA CRUZ, CA)
  • COLORADO VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (DENVER, CO)
  • NORTHWEST COLORADO VNA (STEAMBOAT SPRINGS,CO)
  • WESTERN CONNECTICUT HOME CARE INC. (DANBURY, CT)
  • BEEBE HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (GEORGETOWN, DE)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA INC. (STUART, FL)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (ATHENS, GA)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (IOWA CITY, IA)
  • ACTON PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (ACTON, MA)
  • VNA OF BOSTON (CHARLESTOWN, MA)
  • COMMUNITY NURSE & HOSPICE CARE (FAIRHAVEN, MA)
  • PARTNERS HEALTHCARE AT HOME - HOME CARE (WALTHAM, MA)
  • VNA CARE NETWORK (WORCESTER, MA)
  • NVNA AND HOSPICE (NORWELL, MA)
  • PORCHLIGHT VNA (LEE, MA)
  • ADVENTIST HOME HEALTH SERVICES (SILVER SPRING, MD)
  • BROOKDALE HOME HEALTH ST LOUIS (CREVE COEUR, MO)
  • SERVE LINK HOME CARE, INC (TRENTON, MO)
  • NEWFOUND AREA NURSING ASSN (BRISTOL, NH)
  • CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE VNA & HOSPICE (LACONIA, NH)
  • NORTHWOODS HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE (LANCASTER, NH)
  • CORNERSTONE VNA (ROCHESTER, NH)
  • VNA OF SOMERSET HILLS - HOME HEALTH (BASKING RIDGE, NJ)
  • VNA CENTRAL NEW YORK (SYRACUSE, NY)
  • VNA OF WESTERN NY (WILLIAMSVILLE, NY)
  • VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION (CINCINNATI, OH)
  • VNA HEALTH SYSTEM (SHAMOKIN, PA)
  • VNA HOME HEALTH SERVICES (YORK, PA)
  • VNS HOME HEALTH SERVICES (NARRAGANSETT, RI)
  • VNS OF NEWPORT & BRISTOL COUNTIES, INC. (PORTSMOUTH, RI)
  • WILLOWBROOK VISITING NURSE INC. (MEMPHIS, TN)
  • INTERMOUNTAIN HOMECARE – LOGAN & OGDEN (UT)
  • COMMUNITY NURSING SERVICES (WEST VALLEY CITY, UT)
  • RUTLAND AREA VNA (RUTLAND, VT)
  • KENOSHA VNA (KENOSHA, WI)
  • ASPIRUS VNA HOME HEALTH (WAUSAU, WI)
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VNAA is a national association that supports, promotes and advances mission driven, nonprofit providers of home and community-based healthcare, hospice and health promotion services to ensure quality care for their communities. VNAA members share a mission to provide cost-effective and compassionate care to some of the nation's most vulnerable individuals, particularly the elderly and individuals with disabilities. Learn more at www.vnaa.org.

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