January 30, 2020

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Cedar Community Named Among the 2019 ABILITY HomeCare Elite

Cedar Community is proud to announce it has been named to the Top 500, of more than 8,000 agencies nationwide, of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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, part of the H3.Group.

“We’re pleased to recognize Cedar Community for exemplifying best practice in patient care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “Cedar Community’s home health professionals have demonstrated exceptional commitment to care quality and the patient experience.”

Jessica Melstrand BSN, RN, Cedar Home Health Administrator, credits highly qualified and skilled team members and their commitment to delivering individualized, comprehensive, quality care with the organization’s capability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “Cedar Community Home Health is committed to excellence on every level. To be able to make a difference in how our patients and families experience life, is the reason we do what we do”, said Jessica Melstrand.

“Congratulations to Cedar Community from all of the staff at DecisionHealth,” said Marci Geipe, product manager at DecisionHealth. “Your leadership and staff have placed a premium on the patient care your agency provides, as showcased by your quality outcome scores. The entire community benefits from the compassion that your staff shows toward your patients, leading to cost savings for the entire healthcare system.”

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 8,818 agencies considered, 2,207 are recognized on the 2019 HomeCare Elite winners list overall. The entire list of 2019 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the ABILITY Network website at abilitynetwork.com/homecare-elite.

For more information on Cedar Community Home Care in the West Bend, Wisconsin and surrounding area, call 262.306.2691.