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Home Care and Hospice Services-Mendocino County, Named Among Nations Home Care Elite-2007

Awards & Recognition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: November 15, 2007

Contact: Anthony Stahl
Director HR/Marketing
Howard Memorial Hospital
707-456-3101

Willits - Kevin Erich, president of Howard Memorial Hospital, announced today that Home Care and Hospice Services-Mendocino County was named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite. This year the entity was named among the top 100 home care agencies in the United States.

- Kevin Erich, president of Howard Memorial Hospital, announced today that Home Care and Hospice Services-Mendocino County was named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite. This year the entity was named among the top 100 home care agencies in the United States.

Its an honor to be named yet again to this elite status, stated Erich. Its worth noting that out of 7800 home care agencies in the United States our agency ranked in the top 100. We have a dedicated team working to provide the very best care.

Outcome Concepts Systems, Inc. (OCS) determined the top home health agencies nation-wide through benchmarking based on quality measurement scores. OCS maintains the nations largest proprietary home care, hospice and private duty benchmark database.

We are honored to receive this award, commented Nancy Runyan, administrative director for the department. This award reflects the quality care that is given by our outstanding team of professionals. We are committed to the Mendocino county family to continue providing them with the highest standard of care. Its a privilege to know we are in the top 1% of home care agencies in the nation.

I am proud to be part of this wonderful agency. Its gratifying to me that our county is being served with high quality home care, stated Audrey Carver, clinical manager for the department.

This award belongs to our nurses and health care professionals who bring all their wonderful talents to our patients, said Dr. Bruce Andich, medical director of the department.

The Hospitals Home Care and Hospice Service has been serving the community since 1993, and made over 16,000 patient visits alone last year.