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Pathways Home Health & Hospice Receives 2012 HomeCare Elite Top Honor for Quality Care

Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012

Pathways Home Health & Hospice received top honors from the National Research Corporation, an organization that tracks quality of care metrics within the home health industry. The 2012 HomeCare Elite designation is given by the National Research Corporation to home health agencies that excel in quality patient care.

The HomeCare Elite identifies Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, and patient quality improvement.

“Receiving the HomeCare Elite designation is a great honor,” said Georgia Rock, Pathways Chief Operating Officer. “Providing compassionate, high quality patient care is our mission, and the 2012 HomeCare Elite recognition is evidence that we are meeting the needs of our community.”

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is the one of the oldest home health and hospice organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, having served patients in their homes for more than 35 years. A non-profit healthcare agency, Pathways is affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals. Pathways is also accredited by The Joint Commission for the accreditation for healthcare organizations, an independent organization that endorses only those hospitals and home health agencies that meet the strictest standards.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community based organization celebrating its 35th anniversary. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians who saw the community’s need for professional care at home. That year Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home.

For more information about Pathways services, holiday grief workshops, volunteering, or making a donation in support of Pathways’ families, call 1 (888) 755.7855 or email info (at)

About National Research Corporation and OCS HomeCare
OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation. For more than 30 years, National Corporation has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to info(at)nationalresearch(dot)com

About DecisionHealth®
For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the leading source for home health news, coding tools and resources, and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables DecisionHealth 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 call 877.602.3835.

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