Home Health Care Program Ranked Among the Best in the U.S.

For the seventh consecutive year, South Nassau Communities Hospital Home Care has earned a spot in the prestigious HomeCare Elite™ listing of the top 25% of home health care providers in the United States. The listing is based on a collection of performance measures including quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation, and financial performance.

“South Nassau’s ranking as a Top 500 Agency demonstrates the commitment of our staff to provide superior care for patients and their loved ones that ranks among the nation’s best,” said Nancy Helenek, RN, administrative director of the care continuum at South Nassau. “We have successfully implemented strategies for care delivery that have allowed us to excel in both clinical and financial outcomes.”

“The communities and patients we serve can count on us to fulfill our commitment to provide personal, efficient, and effective health care to patients in the comfort of their homes,” said Ruth Ragusa, RN, vice president of organizational effectiveness for South Nassau Communities Hospital.

The 2012 Home Care Elite listing, brought to the industry by National Research Corporation, parent company of OCS Home Care, and DecisionHealth, uses publicly available data from the CMS Home Health Compare and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Cost reports.

South Nassau Home Care offers short-term, acute care and long-term programs. The range of services provided include skilled nursing, rehabilitation services, medical social services, home health aide services, nutritional counseling and additional waived services as provided by the long-term program. Laboratory services, medical supplies and equipment and IV therapy services can be arranged through contracted vendors. In addition, it offers specialty programs such as telehealth, medication management, and a fall prevention program. Advanced wound care treatment and VAC therapy can also be provided.

South Nassau Home Health Care is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and certified to participate in Medicare, Medicaid and Blue Cross programs, as well as accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information about South Nassau Home Care, call (516) 377-5000.

South Nassau Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 435 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

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