Adventist Health's Home Health Services Receives 2010 HomeCare Elite Award Only Portland Agency to be Ranked In Top 500 Nationwide

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Adventist Health's Home Health Services, a program within the Home Care division, has been recognized with OCS's 2010 HomeCare Elite award for the fourth time. The designation represents a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the nation by OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth, two independent organizations that review patient quality.

Adventist Health's Home Health Services brings care to home-bound patients in their own surroundings. Services include nursing, medical social work, physical, occupational and home infusion therapy, and telehealth.

"It's an honor to be recognized as one of the best providers in the nation," said Susan Erich, clinical manager for Adventist Health's Home Health Services.

"This award is a testament to our incredible staff, our responsible quality care policies and the organization's ongoing commitment to excellence. We are honored and humbled to be recognized for our commitment to personalized care, efficient distribution of resources and relentless drive to improve patient care." There are more than 9,375 Medicare-certified home health agencies in the United States. Adventist Health was the only agency in Portland to earn a spot among the top 500 agencies nationwide. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

About Adventist Medical Center Adventist Medical Center (AMC), located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. AMC delivers whole-person health care that nurtures the body, mind and spirit through personnel, programs and services.

Adventist Medical Center is part of Adventist Health, a not-for-profit, faith-based health care system operating in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on the Seventh-day Adventist heritage of Christian health care, Adventist Health is comprised of 17 hospitals with more than 2,600 beds, approximately 18,600 employees, numerous clinics and outpatient facilities, the largest system of rural health clinics in California with additional sites in Oregon and Washington, 14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. For more information, visit or

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