SOURCE: Pinnacle Home Care

Pinnacle Home Care

October 11, 2010 16:28 ET

Pinnacle Home Care of Pinellas Named to the HomeCare Elite as a Top 500

TARPON SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) - Pinnacle Home Care of Pinellas today announced that it has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite™. Now in its fifth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

"The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Pinnacle Home Care of Pinellas on being one of the top home care agencies in the country. In addition, we salute all forward-thinking providers who are already working on measuring and improving their performance using OASIS-C outcomes and process measures and HH-CAHPS results. This important data will also be used in identifying the HomeCare Elite in the future."

Pinnacle Home Care's co-owner, Margo McElveen, RN, credits "staff commitment to exceeding both patient and physician expectations as well as the staff's compassion when delivering quality of care" with the company's ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. "Our staff's dedication to individualized patient care and their successful outcome is what sets us apart," she said.

 "On the fifth anniversary of HomeCare Elite, DecisionHealth would like to congratulate all of the winners who have achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes, especially during times of such drastic regulatory changes," added Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth's Home Health Line.

The 2010 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2010 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care's most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2010 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Shane Donaldson
    Pinnacle Home Care of Pinellas, Inc
    1787 S. Pinellas Avenue, Suite 600
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
    (727) 534-7526