McKean County VNA & Hospice Named as a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite

McKean County Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. A total of 77 agencies, only 16% of Pennsylvania’s 479 home health agencies, were named to the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States developed by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

“This is a significant recognition of the hard work and dedication offered by the McKean County Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) & Hospice, said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and Bradford Regional Medical Center. “Improving quality in home care is a key component in offering an effective continuum of services. This is one more indicator that Bradford Regional Medical Center is raising the bar on quality for residents of the region.”

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent newsletter in the home health profession, Home Health Line.

The entire list of 2013 HomeCare Elite agencies can be downloaded by visiting the National Research Corporation website at

About McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice

As a department of Bradford Regional Medical Center, the McKean County Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice brings hospital-level care to patients’ homes. Whether a patient is recovering from a short-term illness or having on-going health care needs, the VNA’s Medicare-certified and PA licensed agency can provide the individualized medical attention that patients deserve at home. The McKean County VNA was a recipient of the Pennsylvania Homecare Association’s Best Practice in Homecare and Hospice award in the care and services category.

About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents, and other stakeholders.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to, or visit

About DecisionHealth®

For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the home care industry’s leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit

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