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SIMI VALLEY HOSPITAL NAMED AMONG NATION'S HOME CARE ELITE

Simi Valley Hospital’s Home Care Services has been named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite list compiled by Outcome Systems, Inc. (OCS), a Seattle-based company that provides data products and benchmark services for home health. This list recognizes home health care agencies that rank in the top 25 percent in their region, based on quality of care, quality improvement and financial performance.

To compile its HomeCare Elite list, OCS used benchmarking based on quality measurement scores the home care agencies submitted to Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as the agencies’ current cost reports.

Five domains of performance figured into the score: quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience (from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems—HCAHPS—survey data), process measure implementation and financial performance. The domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gave the greatest importance to quality of care.

In addition to Simi Valley Hospital, three other Adventist Health hospital home care programs earned the HomeCare Elite designation. Those programs are located in Bakersfield, California; St. Helena, California; and Tillamook, Oregon.