Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - HFM Home Health Care Named to Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite

Holy Family Memorial Home Health Care has been named to the Top 500 of the 2016 HomeCare Elite®, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Annually, HomeCare Elite has identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

HFM Home Health Care has been named among the top 25 percent of home care agencies in the country since 2009, and was named a top 500 agency for five of those years.

HomeCare Elite agencies are ranked by public performance Medicare data and rate highest among nearly 10,000 home health agencies in:

  • Quality outcomes
  • Patient experience
  • Quality improvement and consistency
  • Best practice implementation
  • Financial performance

HFM Home Health Care and Hospice Manager Deb Heise, RN, credits her staff’s dedication and teamwork for being recognized as a HomeCare Elite agency for eight consecutive years.

“Our team of nurses, therapists, home health aides, social workers and support staff love what they do,” said Heise. “Every day they demonstrate commitment to providing the highest quality health care for people in our community in the best setting possible for them—in their own home. Being named a top 500 agency confirms that Holy Family Memorial Home Care is providing the right care for Manitowoc County.”

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

“Improving quality of care and the patient experience continue to underpin a rapidly evolving healthcare environment,” said Christine Lang, Senior Director, Product Management, for ABILITY Network. “At the same time tracking, measuring and interpreting data that support these efforts is becoming more complex. The 2016 HomeCare Elite winners have demonstrated the highest-quality care in their communities, which is a remarkable achievement. We congratulate Holy Family Memorial Home Health Care on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country.”

“We are proud to recognize the top 500 HomeCare Elite agencies for demonstrating a commitment to improving quality patient care at low costs. The clinical best practices and data tracking skills these agencies have implemented can position them for future success in government programs such as value-based purchasing and star ratings,” said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager, DecisionHealth.

The entire list of 2016 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at

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