November 24th, 2010

Great River Home Health Care has been named to the 2010 HomeCare Elite, the top 25 percent of home-health agencies in the U.S. Now in its fifth year, the ranking is based on analyses of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and finance. It is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home-health industry.

“It is a great honor to be in the HomeCare Elite five 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.”

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

“The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of home-care information. It sponsors the HomeCare Elite with DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line. “We congratulate Great River Home Health Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

“On the fifth anniversary of HomeCare Elite, DecisionHealth would like to congratulate all of the winners who have achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes, especially during times of such drastic regulatory changes,” said Marci Heydt, executive editor, Home Health Line.

The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2010 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare Web site at

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