For the 10th time in the past 12 years, Beaver Dam Community Hospitals, Inc.’s Hillside Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the HomeCare Elite, an annual recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States that identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies. In addition, Hillside Home Care has also earned Top 500 Agency honors three times.

“For more than 30 years, Hillside Home Care has provided skilled and compassionate care to the patients and families in our region who have entrusted us with their health and wellbeing,” said BDCH President and CEO Kim Miller. “The HomeCare Elite honor is a reflection of the great care our staff and caregivers provide during each and every interaction, every day. We are thankful for our staff, the compassion they display, and their approach that places the patient at the forefront of every decision.”

The ranking is developed by ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare, and sponsored by DecisionHealth, publisher of Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual.

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency and financial health. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least three outcomes in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,064 agencies considered, 2,268 are recognized on the 2017 HomeCare Elite winners list overall.

The complete list of 2017 HomeCare Elite agencies can be found at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.