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Aspirus VNA Home Health named one of nation’s top providers

Feb 3, 2009

WAUSAU, Wis. – OCS, Inc. and DecisionHealth recently named Aspirus VNA Home Health to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, an annual review identifying the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the U.S.

The distinction ranks Aspirus VNA Home Health among the top 25 percent of providers in the country, based on an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

“We are very happy to receive national recognition for the high quality, compassionate home health care we provide,” said Jean Burgener, Vice President of Aspirus Extended Services. “Our main goal always is to give our patients the best care possible, and receiving this distinction verifies that we are doing a good job in meeting that goal.”    

The 2008 HomeCare Elite was compiled using publicly available data from Home Health Compare and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services cost reports. It is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry.

“The 2008 HomeCare Elite winners exemplify a commitment to providing their patients with optimum care while performing at the highest level,” said Nancy Buller, Senior Director of Marketing Communications at OCS, Inc. “We congratulate Aspirus VNA Home Health on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”

The complete list of 2008 HomeCare Elite agencies can be found at

OCS, Inc., is a leader in collecting, evaluating and interpreting health care information, and providing information-based solutions to providers, payors, industry analysts, consultants, Federal and state governments, and medical and pharmaceutical companies.

DecisionHealth is the publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. DecisionHealth has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance for health care providers, practitioners and home health agencies nationwide for more than 20 years 

Contact: Greg Aune, 715.847.0479