Navigation Links
Interim HealthCare Recognizes Outstanding Franchisees at National Clinical Symposium

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Interim HealthCare, the nation's largest provider of home care and health care staffing services, announced the recipients of the "National Quality Awards" for 2008 at their annual National Clinical Symposium meeting in Savannah, Georgia. The awards recognize Interim home care offices for patient satisfaction, and Medicare-certified offices for performance on CMS public measures of quality. The awards were developed after the introduction of the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) public measures in October 2003, a national government program that publishes the quality ratings of all Medicare-certified home health care agencies in the United States and to recognize the value of Interim's standardized monitoring of home care patient's satisfaction, in place for over a decade.

Interim HealthCare CEO and President Kathleen Gilmartin said, "It is with great pride that we acknowledge the superior performance of many of our franchises. Quality plays a key role in our leadership as the largest and most successful health care franchise organization in the country."

Barbara McCann, Chief Clinical Officer at Interim HealthCare added, "We are proud to recognize these outstanding franchisees and their clinicians for their achievements. It demonstrates their daily dedication and commitment to improving the lives of our patients. "

Offices receiving the three levels of patient satisfaction awards for their performance in providing home care and office-based support that patients and their families consistently find timely, caring and helpful as measured in standardized satisfaction surveys included:

    Pre-eminent Performance:
    Fresno, CA            Sioux Falls, SD          Gaffney, SC
    Pueblo, CO            Amarillo, TX             Greenville, SC
    Lima, OH              Anderson, SC             Seneca, SC

    Outstanding Performance:
    Redding, CA           Spartanburg, SC
    Joliet, IL            Lubbock, TX

    Exemplary Performance:
    Modesto CA            Blakely PA
    Oak Lawn IL           Easley SC

The award for the Top Performing Medicare Franchise in the Network went to Greenville, SC. This office was also the 2008 recipient of the Top Performing OCS (Outcomes Concept Systems) Vision Award and achieved performance in ten public outcome measures in the top 20% of 9700+ certified home care agencies in the nation from Sept. 2007 to Sept 2008. OCS is the leading post-acute healthcare information company; OCS offers insight into the multitude of factors that drive provider success.

Offices receiving awards for achieving scores in the top 20% of home care agencies in the country for in improving the patient's ability to walk, transfer and bathe during the same period were:

    Omaha, NE             Erie, PA                 Greenville, SC

Offices receiving awards for achieving scores in the top 20% of home care agencies in the country from Sept. 2007 to 2008 for the lowest hospitalization rates were:

    Oklahoma City, OK     Erie, PA                 Johnstown, PA

Offices receiving awards for Most Improved Patient Outcomes from 2007 to 2008 were:

Manchester, NHNew Boston, OH

Founded in 1966, Interim HealthCare is the nation's oldest proprietary national organization providing health care personnel at all skill levels in all settings. Through one of the country's most comprehensive networks of over 300 franchise offices, Interim HealthCare provides diverse services including hospice, home care, medical staffing, occupational health and pharmaceutical support services. Interim employs more than 75,000 health care workers and provides services to approximately 50,000 people each day. For more information, visit

*(LOGO 72dpi:

This release was issued on behalf of the above organization by Send2Press(R), a unit of Neotrope(R).

SOURCE Interim HealthCare
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Golden Meditech Releases FY2008/09 Interim Results
2. Tibotec presents interim findings for TMC435, an investigational genotype 1 hepatitis C treatment
3. HHS Issues Interim Guidance for Patient Safety Organizations
4. Fidelity Southern Corporation Names Brolly Interim CFO
5. MedQuist Announces Dismissal of South Broward Litigation and Appointment of New Interim President & CEO
6. Huntsworth plc Releases Interim Statement on First Quarter 2008
7. Federation of State Medical Boards Takes Interim Steps Toward Maintenance of Licensure Model Policy
8. DRAXIS Obtains Interim Order for Proposed Arrangement
9. Bally Total Fitness Announces Interim Chapter 11 Plan Distribution to Former Stockholders
10. Cardiome Announces Positive Interim Phase 2b Results for Oral Vernakalant and Engages Merrill Lynch as Strategic Advisor
11. Nellson Nutraceutical Names New Directors and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/26/2016)... Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 26, ... ... with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. These women ... intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help for preservation ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, as ... of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and to ... one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As lice ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... financial data derived from varied research sources to present unique ... on the market during the next five years, including a ... markets, regional and country level analysis. The report provides a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... report to their offering. ... a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune to enter. The US ... will serve to drive considerable growth for effective anti-influenza medications. ... cap sales considerably, but development is still in its infancy. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , , ... ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , ... Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: