November 6, 2007


COLUMBIA, Tenn.—Maury Regional Home Services today announced that it has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This is the second consecutive year that Maury Regional Home Services has been recognized in this annual review that identifies the top 25% of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

“At Maury Regional Hospital, we continually strive for excellence in patient care. This constant pursuit has resulted in national awards in cardiac care and orthopedics within the past year. Now, we’re pleased to be honored again for our outstanding patient outcomes by being named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite,” said CEO Robert Otwell. 

MRH Director of Home Services Debbie Bratton, credits the dedication of the staff with the organization’s ability to rank as one of the 2007 HomeCare Elite. She said, “Our staff is dedicated to utilizing proven best practice methods that result in positive outcomes for the patients. I am immensely proud of our staff for attaining this award because it is a product of doing the right thing for the patient and achieving the best possible outcomes."

According to MRH Director of Home Services Debbie Bratton, this is just the latest achievement for Maury Regional Home Services. Other accomplishments include:

  • Meeting or exceeding national and state averages in 10 out of 10 quality outcomes for Home Health Compare, developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
  • Maintained patient satisfaction scores in the 98th percentile in 2007 among a group of more than 1,675 facilities representing more than 101,000 patients in the nation.
  • Being ranked in the 96th percentile nationally by HealthInsight, a private, non-profit Medicare Quality Improvement Organization.
  • Maury Regional Home Services has hospitalization rates for patients far below state and national averages.


“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, said Bill Bassett, Senior Director of Market Strategy at OCS, Inc. “Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Maury Regional Home Services is dedicated to quality and performance.”

"Making the 2007 HomeCare Elite is commendable in today’s highly competitive home health care industry," said Jonathan Stern, Group Publisher of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Group. "We congratulate Maury Regional Home Services on being one of the top 25% best performing home care agencies in the country."

The 2007 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2007 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare informatics and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The entire list of the 2007 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at

About Maury Regional Home Services

Maury Regional Home Services provides health care to homebound patients who require regular treatments provided by skilled professionals on a visiting basis, working closely with the patient’s physician. Services include nursing care and rehabilitation services, provided to patients throughout south central Tennessee. Maury Regional Home Services is licensed and certified by the State of Tennessee, and accredited by the Joint Commission.

About OCS, Inc.

OCS is the market leader in healthcare information solutions. By collecting, evaluating and interpreting healthcare information, we empower leaders with data-driven insight that helps optimize mission-critical decision making. OCS combines the richness of the nation’s most comprehensive post-acute Data Warehouse with cutting-edge analysis tools, consulting services and custom technology solutions. Our information-based solutions facilitate providers, payors, industry analysts, consultants, Federal and state governments, medical products and pharmaceutical companies with advancing their missions using objective, independent information that is not available from other sources. Learn more at or call 888.325.3396.

About DecisionHealth

DecisionHealth™ serves the business and regulatory needs of health careproviders and their administrative staffs nationwide, including home health agencies. We offer more than 50 independent newsletters, magazines, books, websites and loose-leaf services, and sponsor many professional seminars, conferences and expos. Among our home health services are Home Health Line, Home Care Outcomes, the Complete Home Health ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Coding Manual, Private Duty Insider, Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health and Success in Home Care magazine. Please visit our website at or call 1.877.602.3835.



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