VNA Cape Cod Wins Award

COURTESY OF VNACAPECOD.ORG

HYANNIS –The Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod has once again been named to the Home Care Elite list of top agencies in the country. This marks the 13th year in a row the VNA has received the honor, VNA Cape Cod has been included in the top 25% nationally. Home Care Elite facilities are ranked through an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience, quality improvement, consistency and financial health. In order to be considered the agency must be Medicare certified, and have data for at least three outcomes in home health care.

Only 2,223 out of 8,989 facilities are recognized on the Home Care Elite list this year. “I would like to congratulate the team at VNA of Cape Cod and thank them for their commitment to providing consistently high-quality care,” said Christine Lang, senior director for ABILITY Network. “During a time of increasing demands on home health professionals’ time and attention, these caregivers and leaders have demonstrated that they have prioritized their patients and created a solid foundation for serving their communities and partnering with other healthcare providers.”

The VNA of Cape Cod, a member of Cape Cod Healthcare, serves patients and clients from Provincetown to Pembroke, as well as Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. VNA nurses, therapists, home health aides and staff provide more than 300,000 home health and hospice care visits annually, and also offers screening, immunizations and wellness programs through their public health department.

“We are honored to once again be named one of the top home health agencies in the U.S. by this prestigious group,” said Michael K. Lauf, president and CEO of Cape Cod Healthcare. “I am continually impressed by the dedication and commitment to their patients shown by our physicians, nurses, therapists, outreach workers, home health aides, support staff and volunteers. To consistently receive this honor is an important accomplishment and I congratulate each and every one who has played a part in this achievement. Cape Cod residents know that the VNA is synonymous with warm, compassionate, skillful care.”

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