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Media Contact: Chantez Bailey

Published on November 07, 2012

Adventist Home Health Named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite in the United States

Silver Spring, Md. - Adventist Home Health has been named to the top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

Adventist Home Health is the only agency in the Maryland Suburban area and one of only two agencies in the state of Maryland to achieve this level of recognition. HomeCare Elite winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial performance.

“We are honored to receive this recognition, which is a testament to the quality of care that our dedicated clinicians provide to our patients every day,” said Keith Ballenger, Vice President of Adventist Home Care Services, which oversees Adventist Home Health.

The 2012 HomeCare Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line.

“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation. “We congratulate Adventist Home Health on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

Adventist Home Health serves the Maryland suburban area including Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Howard and Anne Arundel counties. This is the third year the agency has been awarded the HomeCare Elite distinction. It is part of the Rockville, Md.-based Adventist HealthCare and has served the community for almost 40 years.

“Home health agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at

Adventist Home Health has been serving the community 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, Charles, Calvert, St. Mary’s, Anne Arundel and Howard counties. Adventist Home Health’s services offer specialized care for a range of patients including adults, pediatrics and new mothers. Adventist Home Health is a member of Adventist HealthCare.

OCS HomeCare is a product of National Research Corporation. For more than 30 years, National Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCI) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders. Currently recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to, or visit

For over 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the leading source for home health news, coding tools and resources, and training materials found in reputable products such as Home Health Line. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives and industry experts enables DecisionHealth to provide solutions, tools, and guidance that are relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit or call 877.602.3835.

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