November 23rd, 2009

Great River Home Health Care recently was named to the 2009 HomeCare EliteTM, a compilation of the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States. Agencies are ranked annually by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

"It is a great honor to receive this recognition four years in a row," said Chris Oleson, director, Great River Home Health Care. "Our staff works hard to meet our patients' needs, and this is a result of their dedication to high-quality patient care and customer satisfaction."

The 2009 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. It is compiled by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of homecare's most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line.

"The 2009 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level," said Nancy Buller, senior director of marketing communications at OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Great River Home Health Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."

A part of Great River Medical Center, Great River Home Health Care provides professional services in the home for the acutely and chronically ill. Specific services include:

  • Companion care
  • Home-care aides
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Laboratory specimen collections
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Skilled nursing care
  • Social services
  • Speech pathology
  • Wound and ostomy care


"DecisionHealth would like to congratulate the HomeCare Elite agencies that achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes by providing quality care to their patients," said Marci Heydt, executive editor, Home Health Line.

The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2009 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS Web site at


About OCS HomeCare

OCS HomeCare empowers home- health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate homecare database in the industry. Home-care providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants turn to OCS to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information about OCS HomeCare, please visit or call (888) 325-3396.


About DecisionHealth®

For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with information sources such as Part B News, Home Health Line, Medicare Compliance Alert, Inside the Joint Commission and Specialty Coders Pink Sheets. Its unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health-care executives, providers, health-care organization managers and their revenue-cycle staffs provides solutions, tools and guidance nearly 100,000 home-health care and specialty physician practice professionals rely on. For more information, please visit or call (877) 602-3835.