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Kindred at Home Hiawatha named as a Top Agency
by Report submitted · December 14th, 2017


Kindred at Home Hiawatha announced on November 29 that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2017 Home Care EliteŽ, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITYŽ 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.

"The team at Kindred at Home Hiawatha has demonstrated an impressive ability to deliver great patient care," said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. "This is due to the skill and dedication of their clinical professionals, as well as the proficiency and efforts of their quality team tracking, measuring and interpreting the data that supports the delivery of care. Together, they have earned this recognition as one of the top home care agencies in the country."

Amy Shinneman, Executive Director at Kindred at Home Hiawatha, credits staff who put the patient first with the branch's ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. "We are grateful for this honor and so appreciative of our outstanding staff and caregivers who so consistently treat each patient with compassion and clinical expertise," said Shinneman. "This recognition is a testament to their hard work and yet another example of why consumers should consider Kindred when it comes to home health services."

"Congratulations to those leading agencies that earned a spot on HomeCare Elite," said Marci Heydt, Senior Content Manager for DecisionHealth. "Kindred at Home Hiawatha and its peers have worked hard to improve quality outcomes while maintaining solid profit margins, which is increasingly difficult as home health agencies faced increased regulatory burdens each year."

HomeCare Elite agencies are determined by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience (HHCAHPS), 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.

Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc., provides comprehensive home health, hospice, and non-medical home care services throughout the United States. Kindred at Home delivers compassionate, high-quality care to patients through offerings that include skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neuro-rehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. The company is located at 1067 N. Center Point Road, Hiawatha. For more information, visit www.kindredathome.com or call 319-393-4742.
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