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Media Contact: Chantez Bailey

Published on February 21, 2008

Adventist Home Health Ranked Among Top 25 Percent of Home Health Providers in Country for 2007

Silver Spring , Md. - Adventist Home Health today announced that it has been named to the 2007 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% of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

Adventist Home Health is one of only nine agencies to achieve this level of recognition in Maryland and one of only 50 agencies from Region III, which consists of Maryland, Delaware, DC, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Adventist Home Health, which serves the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Howard and Southern Maryland, was also named a 2006 HomeCare Elite, making this the second, consecutive year the agency has earned such a distinction.

“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite,” said Bill Bassett, Senior Director of Market Strategy at OCS, Inc. “Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Adventist Home Health is dedicated to quality and performance.”

Adventist Home Health Vice President Keith Ballenger credits the company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite to ongoing training and education for managers and visiting staff. He said, "Everyone is focused on quality outcomes as the main objective for our patients."

"Making the 2007 HomeCare Elite is commendable in today’s highly competitive home health care industry," said Jonathan Stern, Group Publisher of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Group. "We congratulate Adventist Home Health on being one of the top 25% best performing home care agencies in the country."

The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. It is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

The 2007 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare informatics and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The entire list of the 2007 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at

About Adventist Home Health

Adventist Home Health has existed since 1973 to help patients recover and function as independently as possible in their homes. Today, Adventist Home Health’s team of skilled nurses, therapists and social workers deliver comprehensive services with compassionate care to homes throughout Montgomery, Prince George’s, St. Mary’s, Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel and Howard counties. Adventist Home Health’s services include specialized care for cardiac patients, new mothers, babies and children. Adventist Home Health is a member of Adventist HealthCare.

About OCS, Inc.

OCS is the market leader in healthcare information solutions. By collecting, evaluating and interpreting healthcare information, we empower leaders with data-driven insight that helps optimize mission-critical decision making. OCS combines the richness of the nation’s most comprehensive post-acute Data Warehouse with cutting-edge analysis tools, consulting services and custom technology solutions. Our information-based solutions facilitate providers, payers, industry analysts, consultants, Federal and state governments, medical products and pharmaceutical companies with advancing their missions using objective, independent information that is not available from other sources.

About DecisionHealth

DecisionHealth™ serves the business and regulatory needs of health care providers and their administrative staffs nationwide, including home health agencies. We offer more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines, books, websites and loose-leaf services, and sponsor many professional seminars, conferences and expos. Among our home health services are Home Health Line, Home Care Outcomes, the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, Private Duty Insider, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and Success in Home Care magazine

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