HFM Home Health Care named to Top 500 of the 2018 ABILITY HomeCare Elite


Holy Family Memorial Home Health Care has been named to the Top 500 of the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. HFM Home Health Care was the only home health agency in Manitowoc County to receive this recognition.

Our home health care team has been honored by HomeCare Elite since 2009, and that’s a testament to the hard work, compassion and quality care that our staff continually provides to patients,” said Deb Heise, Manager, HFM Home Health Care and Hospice. “Patients and their family members can be assured that with HFM Home Health Care, they’re receiving the best care that enables them or a loved one to remain home with comfort, independence and dignity.”

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 8,898 agencies considered, 2,223 are recognized on the 2018 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

For 13 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. The ranking is developed by ABILITY® Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network congratulated the team at Holy Family Memorial and thanked them for their commitment to providing consistently high-quality care,” She commented “During a time of increasing demands on home health professionals’ time and attention, these caregivers and leaders have demonstrated that they have prioritized their patients and created a solid foundation for serving their communities and partnering with other healthcare providers.”

Marci Geipe, product manager at DecisionHealth congratulated Holy Family Memorial from all of the staff at DecisionHealth, “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides, as showcased by your quality outcome scores. Your entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”

To view the entire list of 2018 HomeCare Elite agencies, visit abilitynetwork.com/hce.