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Mercy Home Health named to Elite 100

Mercy Home Health has announced that it has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite’s top 100 home health care agencies in the United States.

The HomeCare Elite annual review highlights the top 25 percent of home health care agencies and has become the industry standard for recognizing organizational performance. The HomeCare Elite also recognizes the top 100 and top 500 home health providers nationwide. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality of care, process measure implementation, and financial performance.

Michelle Appenzeller, director of Mercy Home Health, credits a dedicated home care team and a commitment to quality care with the non-profit company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. She said, “Out of nearly 10,000 qualifying Medicare-certified agencies, Mercy Home Health is thrilled to be named in the top 100 home health agencies in the country. This prestigious honor is a result of hard work by our home care team and we are excited to share the news with our patients and community members in Durango and Pagosa Springs.”

The 2011 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2011 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS HomeCare, the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line and the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual. The data used for this analysis were compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2011 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS HomeCare website at

Mercy Home Health has provided compassionate home health services including home care, hospice and bereavement services to the Durango and Pagosa Springs communities for over 20 years. Mercy Home Health is a part of Centura Health at Home, bringing a continuum of expert, innovative, compassionate care to people of all ages, in all the places they call home. For more information about Mercy Home Health, visit or visit the media room.

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