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Mercy Home Care in top 25% nationwide

Dubuque (News Release) -- Mercy Home Care has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

The 2008 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

With over 9,300 Medicare-certified home health agencies in the nation, Barb Keough, RN, MGS, Director of Mercy Home Care, is very pleased to be ranked among the top 25 percent. "At Mercy Home Care, the home health staff work very hard to ensure that our clients receive only the highest quality care in a cost-effective manner in their home. This is achieved by constant focus on the Medicare quality indicators that all home health providers are held to and by initiating process improvements to continually improve upon that quality. Staff are integral to this as they are involved in developing and implementing processes that will afford even better outcomes and excellent care experiences for our clients."

Mercy Home Care has offices in Dubuque, Dyersville and Galena.  Staff include behavioral health, maternal/child, medical, pediatric, surgical, and certified wound/ostomy nurses, as well as physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, social workers, and home health aides.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey




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