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St. Anthony Home Health Named to 2009 HomeCare Elite Top 500

Thursday, 22 October 2009

St. Anthony Home Health announced today that it has been named as a Top 500 agency of the 2009 HomeCare Elite™ top performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the Top 25 percent of agencies and has placed St. Anthony in the list of top agencies overall for the fourth consecutive year. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

“The 2009 HomeCare Elite winners exemplify a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Nancy Buller, senior director of marketing communications at OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate St. Anthony Home Health on being one of the Top 500 home care agencies in the country."

Barb Toohey, Director of St. Anthony Home Health, credits St. Anthony’s caring, knowledgeable staff, who work one-on-one with home bound patients for achieving the HomeCare Elite Top 500 ranking. “We are committed to providing the best care possible to our patients in our community. Every day we focus on the needs of our patients and the ways we can best serve them,” said Toohey. “We want our patients to feel that they are receiving the best care available from our staff.”

“DecisionHealth would like to congratulate St. Anthony Home Health on their achievement as one of the top HomeCare Elite agencies, achieving excellent clinical and financial outcomes by providing quality care to their patients,” adds Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Line.

Gary Riedmann, hospital president, added, “Being named again as a Top 500 performer in the HomeCare Elite list is one way St. Anthony continues to demonstrate our quality commitment to the friends and neighbors in the region. I add my thanks to our Home Health nurses and staff who are so professional and truly care for our home health clients.”

The 2009 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2009 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2009 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS Web site at

More information is available from St. Anthony Home Health by calling 712-794-5279, or by visiting the St. Anthony website,

Last updated ( Thursday, 22 October 2009 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401