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Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Named as a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite - 12/01/2015

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group Named as a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite

Release Date: December 1, 2015

Baltimore, Dec. 1, 2015 — Johns Hopkins Home Care Group today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2015 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies, and it highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health Care CAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. To be considered, an agency must be Medicare certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite. The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation.

Kim Carl, director of Johns Hopkins Home Health Services, credits the organization’s third straight year of Top Agency recognition to its “consistent focus on high-quality patient care, as well as a proactive approach to service excellence and performance improvement.”

“We are honored to once again be mentioned among the HomeCare Elite’s Top Agency award recipients,” says Mary Myers, vice president and chief operating officer of Johns Hopkins Home Care Group. “This acknowledgement is verification of Home Health Services leadership, the entire staff’s dedication to being a high-reliability organization and achieving excellence in all areas of quality health care.”

About Johns Hopkins Home Care Group

Johns Hopkins Home Care Group is a nonprofit organization owned by the Johns Hopkins Health System and The Johns Hopkins University, and it is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. In addition to home care visits by nurses, respiratory therapists, physical, occupational and speech therapists, home health aides, and social workers, Johns Hopkins provides a complete line of respiratory and home medical equipment and supplies, specialty home infusion therapy, private skilled nursing, personal care and support services, and management of the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Pharmacies. The organization is accredited by the Joint Commission and employs approximately 870 dedicated home care and pharmacy specialists. The company receives very high rankings in patient satisfaction from independent surveys performed by the Press Ganey organization. For information, please call 410-288-8000 or visit www.hopkinshomecare.org.

About Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a $7.7 billion integrated global health enterprise and one of the leading academic health care systems in the United States. JHM unites physicians and scientists of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the organizations, health professionals and facilities of The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. JHM's vision, “Together, we will deliver the promise of medicine,” is supported by its mission to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence in medical education, research and clinical care. Diverse and inclusive, JHM educates medical students, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts biomedical research; and provides patient-centered medicine to prevent, diagnose and treat human illness. JHM operates six academic and community hospitals, four suburban health care and surgery centers, and more than 39 primary and specialty care outpatient sites under the umbrella of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians. JHM extends health care into the community and globally through Johns Hopkins Home Care Group, Johns Hopkins Medicine International and Johns Hopkins HealthCare. The Johns Hopkins Hospital, opened in 1889, has been ranked number one in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 22 years of the survey’s 26-year history. For more information about Johns Hopkins Medicine, its research, education and clinical programs, and for the latest health, science and research news, visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org.

For the Media

Contacts:

Susan Martin
410-288-8003
Martin-susan@jhmi.edu

William Cox
410-288-8624
Wcox8@jhmi.edu