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Franchisees Awarded HHCAHPS Honors by Deyta, LLC

Sunrise, FL, November 26, 2013 – Interim HealthCare, the nation’s leading home care, senior care, hospice and health care staffing franchise organization, had select franchise locations recognized by Deyta, LLC at the annual HHCAHPS Honors Awards during the 2013 National Association of Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) Home Health Care Survey (HHCAHPS) is designed to measure the experiences of people receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health care agencies. The survey is designed to meet the following three broad goals:
  • To produce comparable data on the patient’s perspective that allows objective and meaningful comparisons between home health agencies on domains that are important to consumers.
  • Public reporting of survey results will create incentives for agencies to improve their quality of care.
  • Public reporting will enhance public accountability in health care by increasing the transparency of the quality of care provided in return for public investment.
The HHCAHPS Honors is a program established by Deyta to recognize the top 20% of agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through care as measured from the patient’s point of view. The HHCAHPS Honors evaluates publicly reported measures covering both performance and improvement of care from April 2012 through March 2013. The following Interim HealthCare franchise locations were recognized:
Akron, OH
Bakersfield, CA
Canton, MI
Clearwater, FL
Colorado City, TX
Covington, LA
Erie, PA
Gahanna, OH
Hickory, NC
Lima, OH
Lubbock, TX
Morristown, TN
Roanoke, VA
Somerset, PA
We are excited to have so many of our franchisees honored as outstanding home health agencies” states Kathleen Gilmartin, President and CEO of Interim HealthCare Inc. “I am so proud to be a part of an organization that prides itself on quality care and improved patient outcomes.”

About Interim HealthCare: Interim HealthCare Inc., founded in 1966, is a leading national franchisor of home care, hospice and healthcare staffing companies. The company recently acquired UK-based Bluebird Care Franchises Limited, growing its franchise operations to approximately 500 global locations with more than 250 owner groups. Interim HealthCare in the United States is unique in combining the commitment of local ownership with the support of a national organization that develops innovative programs and quality standards that improve the delivery of service. Franchisees employ nurses, therapists, aides, companions and other healthcare professionals who provide 25 million hours of home care service to 190,000 people each year, meeting a variety of home health, senior care, hospice, palliative care, pediatric care and healthcare staffing needs. For more information or to locate an Interim HealthCare office, visit www.interimhealthcare.com.
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