Serenity Home Health Care, Inc. Receives 2013 Miami Award
U.S. Commerce Association's Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
NEW YORK, NY, May 9, 2013 -- For the third consecutive year, Serenity Home Health Care, Inc. has been selected for the 2013 Miami Award in the Home Health Care Services category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).
The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2013 Award recipients qualified as Three-Time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Commerce Association (USCA)
U.S. Commerce Association (USCA) is a New York City based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USCA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USCA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
Heat Players and Serenity Home Healthcare Staff Join to Help Those in Need
Vincent Carmona, CEO and founder of Serenity Home Healthcare says ,"We have been working in partnership with the Miami heat for 3 seasons now, and we have never seen the response in the community that we have seen this year. People everywhere are dying to get a glimpse of these guys, they're like rock stars when we do events."
Carmona, who has been involved in the community for several years, was pleased when asked what programs are being implemented this year. "The largest program we've come up with is the Re-Heat drive."
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Miami, FL, April 1, 2011 — Serenity Home Health Care today announced that it has been named one of the top 500 home health agencies in the country, according to the 2010 HomeCare Elite™. Now in its fifth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.
"The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level," said Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Serenity Home Health Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country. In addition, we salute all forward-thinking providers who are already working on measuring and improving their performance using OASIS-C outcomes and process measures and HH-CAHPS results. This important data will also be used in identifying the HomeCare Elite in the future."
Vincent Carmona, CEO/Administrator, credits the Serenity team of dedicated employees with the company's ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. He said, "I have been truly blessed to have found such a great staff that is selfless and dedicated to quality patient care."
"On the fifth anniversary of HomeCare Elite, DecisionHealth would like to congratulate all of the winners who have achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes, especially during times of such drastic regulatory changes," added Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth's Home Health Line.
The 2010 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2010 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of homecare's most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2010 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at www.ocshomecare.com.
About Serenity Home Health Care
Serenity Home Health Care is a certified Medicare/Medicaid and Joint Commission accredited home health agency "Specializing in the Art of Caring." We serve all of Miami-Dade County with 24 hour emergency on-call service after hours. For more information about Serenity, please visit www.serenityhomehealthcare.org or call 305-642-7182
About OCS HomeCare
As the industry leader in benchmarking, reporting and analytics, OCS HomeCare empowers home health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate comparative database. Homecare providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants all turn to OCS HomeCare to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information about OCS HomeCare, please visit www.ocshomecare.com or call 888.325.3396.
For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with cutting-edge information sources such as Home Health Line, OASIS-C & Outcomes Solutions and Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers, healthcare organization managers and their revenue-cycle staffs enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that's relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.
OCS HomeCare uses publicly available data from Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports to create the HomeCare Elite list of agencies. Three domains of performance were cumulatively evaluated—quality of care, quality improvement, and financial performance. The quality of care measure indexes agency performance in each of the 12 publicly reported Home Health Compare measures released in April 2010. The quality improvement index is based on changes in the 12 outcomes between data released in September 2009 and April 2010. The financial performance measure represents agency indexed profit margin from the 2009 CMS Cost Reports (or adjusted 2008 results when 2009 data was not available).
Agency performance in each of the three domains was compared against the performance of other organizations in their state and in the country. The three domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to quality of care. The top 25 percent of agencies in each region, both facility-based and freestanding, were identified and added to the national list.
Specializing in the art of Caring