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RAVNAH named HomeCare Elite Agency for the sixth time

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) announced Friday, Nov. 30, that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2012 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies in the country. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

"The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals and other medical care partners across the healthcare continuum," said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate RAVNAH on being recognized as a top home care agency."

Ron Cioffi, RAVNAH's CEO, credits high quality standards in patient care and outstanding and responsive customer service in continuing to excel in clinical and financial outcomes. "We are honored to again earn this distinction," said Cioffi. "This is RAVNAH's sixth year in receiving this award and reflects the dedication and commitment of our staff and board of directors in achieving this high level of performance."

For more information about RAVNAH and HomeCare Elite call 775-0568 or visit

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