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Professional Healthcare Resources Celebrates 15 Year Anniversary
Date:4/1/2009

ANNANDALE, Va., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 1st, Professional Healthcare Resources celebrates 15 years of providing high quality care to patients in their homes. The company was started in 1994 by Eileen DeCesare as a nurse staffing agency, and has grown to an organization offering home health, hospice, and personal care services throughout Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. The company has over 700 employees and eight branch locations.

Professional Healthcare has grown steadily since its founding. In 1998, the company opened its first home healthcare branch in Falls Church, VA. In 2000, the Washington DC branch opened its doors. Two new branches were added in Lanham, MD and Richmond, VA in 2003. In 2005, a Bethesda, MD branch was opened, and 2006 saw new branches in Norfolk and Roanoke, VA. The company acquired its newest branch in Baltimore, MD in 2007, adding hospice as an additional line of service.

Professional Healthcare is the largest independent home care agency in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Noted for its commitment to quality, the company has been named to the nationwide HomeCare Elite list in each of the three years the award has been given. The company's home health services received accreditation from the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) in 2007, and the hospice program was accredited by CHAP in 2008.

Eileen DeCesare remarked, "It is extremely rewarding to be part of a company that helps so many people daily. I am proud of our caring and professional staff." Doug Smith, the company's Chief Operating Officer, stated, "In celebrating this significant milestone, it's important to recognize the employees, referral sources, and healthcare partners that have helped make us successful. I thank them and applaud their efforts. Professional Healthcare looks forward to another 15 years of serving the home care needs of the community."

About Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc.

Professional Healthcare is the largest independent home care firm in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Founded in 1994, we provide home health care, hospice and private duty personal care services to over 1,500 patients each day. The company is headquartered in Annandale, Virginia, and operates branches in Annandale, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke, Virginia; Washington, DC; Baltimore, Bethesda, and Lanham, Maryland. Our mission is "To provide high quality home care and hospice services to more people". For more information please visit www.phri.com.


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