December 3rd, 2007

Great River Home Health Care is among the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

“This is a great honor to receive this award two years in a row,” said Chris Oleson, director, Great River Home Health Care. “Our staff works hard to meet our patients’ needs, and the award is a result of their dedication to high-quality patient care and customer satisfaction.”

The 2007 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home-health industry. The 2007 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS Inc., the leading provider of health-care informatics and DecisionHealth, publisher of home-care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line.

“Making the 2007 HomeCare Elite is commendable in today’s highly competitive home health care industry,” said Jonathan Stern, group publisher of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Group. “We congratulate Great River Home Health Care on being one of the top 25 percent best-performing home-care agencies in the country.”

The entire list of the 2007 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS Web site at