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Utah Home Health Agencies Announced for the 2014 HealthInsight Quality Award

HealthInsight Program Encourages Excellence in Patient Care

Salt Lake City, December 10, 2014 — Thirteen Utah home health agencies are being recognized for their commitment to improving and promoting patient-centered care.

HealthInsight, a non-profit, community-based health care consulting organization, working to improve health and health care for patients and providers, is presenting the 2014 HealthInsight Quality Award to home health agencies from across the state of Utah today.

HealthInsight Quality Award home health recipients are selected for completing a quality improvement project aimed at improving patient-centered care and for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care measures and other specified quality markers. These measures come from data that are voluntarily reported by home health agencies across the nation. The national home health rankings used to select recipients are available by visiting www.healthinsight.org.

"We are pleased to recognize these outstanding home health agencies that are working to improve health care quality and patient care for the residents of Utah," said Juliana Preston, HealthInsight Utah Executive Director. "Their commitment to excellence in serving the residents of Utah and providing quality health care delivery is evidenced by their achievement of this award."

The award recipients will be recognized at the Utah Association for Home Care Holiday Award Luncheon at Le Jardin in Sandy, Utah.

The 2014 HealthInsight Quality Award recipients are:

  • ACCESS Home Care and Hospice-Logan - Logan
  • Alpha Home Health & Hospice - Orem
  • Alpha Home Health & Hospice - Southern Utah - St. George
  • Aspen Ridge Home Health - Murray
  • At Home Health Care - Saline
  • Envision Home Health LLC - Orem
  • First Choice Home Health - Orem
  • Integrity Home Health - Brigham City
  • Intermountain Homecare Ogden - Ogden
  • Midas Creek Home Health & Hospice - South Jordan
  • Millcreek Home Health and Hospice - Salt Lake City
  • Pinnacle Home Health, Inc. - Holladay
  • Superior Home Care & Hospice - Murray

The HealthInsight Quality Award Program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care is defined as a system that is "accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure." By using available quality data to identify high performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

The home health quality information is available by visiting www.medicare.gov/homehealthcompare or by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

About HealthInsight

HealthInsight is a recognized leader in convening and partnering with communities to improve health and health care by advancing quality, efficiency and value for patients and providers. We are leading experts in quality improvement; transparency and public reporting; use of health information technology; engaging patients to improve their health; and redesigning how care is paid for and delivered. Learn more at healthinsight.org and follow HealthInsight on Twitter at @HealthInsight_.