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SJCH's Home Care Services Named Among Nation's Home Care Elite for Fifth Year in a Row

Awards & Recognition Adventist Health Home Care Services at San Joaquin Community Hospital (SJCH) was named to the 2010 HomeCare Elite list compiled by Outcome Concept Systems, Inc. (OCS), a Seattle-based company providing data products and benchmark services for home health, hospice and private duty agencies. The listing of the top tier US home health agencies honors those that rank in the top 25 percent in their region based upon quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance. This is the fifth year in a row SJCH’s Home Care Services has received this prestigious award.

“Our staff has consistently demonstrated their commitment to providing quality, top-level care that satisfies both our patients and the physicians we work with,” said Angie Almendares, Home Care Services director. “I’m so thankful to our staff for their hard work in giving this elite care in patients’ home settings, where we know healing is enhanced. This recognition is a true honor and speaks to the dedication and skills of our caregivers and staff.”

OCS determines the top home health agencies nation-wide through benchmarking based on quality measurement scores submitted to Home Health Compare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and the most current Cost Reports. Including the SJCH branch, seven Adventist Health hospital-based agencies throughout California and Oregon were named to the list.

An extension of SJCH, Home Care Services treats patients in the comfort of their own homes by providing basic medical procedures, medication education and condition-specific home safety as they seek to help prevent additional hospital visits. For more information about SJCH’s Home Care Services, please call (661) 869-6700.