Health Related Home Care Named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite


Health Related Home Care has been named to the Top 500 of the 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its seventh year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top100 and the top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, process measure implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement, and financial performance.

“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. “Again, this year, we updated our methodology to reflect the rapidly evolving quality- focused healthcare landscape and national value-based purchasing trends. We congratulate Health Related Home Care on being one of the top 500 homecare agencies in the country.”

Health Related Home Care Director, Sharon Norryce, RN, BSN, credits the entire staff’s dedication and hard work with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the Home Care Elite.

HomeCare Elite recognition continues to gain importance given the increased regulatory mandates and the threat of shrinking reimbursement revenue. Home Health agencies that have earned recognition among the HomeCare Elite demonstrated that they not only can adapt to an evolving marketplace but continue to excel in clinical, patient experience, quality improvement, and financial outcomes,” said Marci Heydt, Product Manager for the post-acute care business group of DecisionHealth.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health profession. The 2012 Home Care Elite is co-sponsored by National Research Corporation (also known as OCS HomeCare), the leading provider of cross-continuum healthcare metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, the publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of 2012 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at

Health Related Home Care is very proud to be named in the top 500 home health agencies in the U.S. and to be the only agency in its service area that is ranked in this elite group. The agency strives to provide the best home health care to its patients and serves approximately 600 patients on average in Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick & Saluda Counties. There are almost 60 employees that consist of Registered Nurses, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Medical Social Worker & Home Health Aides who provide care in a patient’s home following a hospitalization, providing care after surgery, wound care, teaching regarding illness/diagnosis/meds, and IV’s. Health Related Home Care is able to help the patient recover and recuperate in the comfort of their own home. The patient has the peace of mind knowing Health Related Home Care is there to help and answer any of their questions they may have regarding their health. Health Related Home Care is located in Abbeville at 104 W. Pickens St, Greenwood at 301-B Main Street and in Laurens at 500 Plantation Plaza, Suite K. For more information or to contact us to make a referral, please call 864-229-3200 or 1-800-352-6848 or

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