The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 21, 2012

Mercy Home Care named in top home health providers in U.S.

Special to the Herald

CLINTON — Mercy Home Care has been named to the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States.

This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience, process measure implementation and financial performance. Mercy Home Care has been named to the HomeCare Elite list every year since inception in 2006.

 “We are honored to receive this recognition again this year. It reflects directly on our dedication and commitment to provide excellent care to our community,” Sharon Meister, director of Mercy Home Care and Hospice, said.

Mercy Home Care and Hospice staff members were recognized at the quarterly Celebration of Excellence held recently at Mercy Medical Center South.

 The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2012 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., a provider of healthcare informatics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s independent newsletter, “Home Health Line.” The entire list of the 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at