UnityPoint Health – Keokuk Receives National Recognition

UnityPoint
Health – Keokuk Home Health Care today announced that it has been named to the
Top 500 of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home
health agencies in the United States. For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually
identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top
500 agencies overall.

The
ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information
technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and
clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth,
publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis
Coding Manual
.

“I
would like to congratulate the team at UnityPoint Health – Keokuk Home Health
Care and thank them for their commitment to providing consistently high-quality
care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “During a time
of increasing demands on home health professionals’ time and attention, these
caregivers and leaders have demonstrated that they have prioritized their patients
and created a solid foundation for serving their communities and partnering
with other healthcare providers.”

Wendi Jones, BSN, RN, Nurse
Manager, UnityPoint Health-Keokuk Home Health Care, credits a dedicated and
caring staff with the agency’s capability to achieve recognition as one of the
HomeCare Elite.  “They show skill and compassion to all patients we serve.
This is an honor that recognizes our exceptional team and our commitment to the
care we provide to our patients and their families,” stated Jones.

“Congratulations to UnityPoint Health – Keokuk Home Health Care
from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager at
DecisionHealth. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient
care your agency provides, as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The
entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your
patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”

HomeCare
Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality
outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality
improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered,
an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes
in Home Health Compare. Out of 8,898 agencies considered, 2,223 are recognized
on the 2018 HomeCare. Elite winners list overall. The entire list of 2018
HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network
website at abilitynetwork.com/hce.