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Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc., a home care company with offices in Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland is pleased to announce its selection as one of the Home Care Elite for 2007. The Home Care Elite list is the definitive compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the US. This list recognizes those agencies whose performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance are the best in the nation.

The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.
The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind and was developed by OCS, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare informatics; and DecisionHealth, publisher of one of home care’s most respected newsletters.

The HomeCare Elite list names individual home care branches. Professional Healthcare has the singular achievement of having one branch (located in Lanham, Maryland) in the Top 100 of more than 8,800 agencies nationwide, four branches (Washington, DC, and Richmond, Norfolk, and Roanoke, Virginia) in the Top 500, and another branch (Bethesda, Maryland) in the Top 25%. Overall, three-quarters of Professional Healthcare’s branches appeared on the list, an extremely high proportion compared to other multi-branch agencies.

“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite”, said Bill Bassett, Senior Director, Market Strategy at OCS, Inc. “Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Professional Healthcare 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. “We congratulate Professional Healthcare on being one of the Top 100 best performing home care agencies in the country.”

Eileen DeCesare, President/CEO Emeritus of Professional Healthcare, said: “We continue to foster a strong commitment to quality care for our patients among our staff. We believe this is the only way to deliver our services. I am so proud of all our staff, without whom we would not be recognized for the quality of care we provide. I am personally delighted to receive this recognition, and will continue to foster this quality service culture.”

This is the second year in a row in which Professional Healthcare has achieved Home Care Elite status. In 2006, Professional Healthcare’s Washington, DC branch was selected as one of the Top 100 agencies.

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About Professional Healthcare Resources, Inc.
Professional Healthcare is the largest independent home care firm in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Founded in 1994, we provide home health care, hospice, and private duty personal care services to over 1,500 patients each day. The company is headquartered in Annandale, Virginia, and operates branches in Annandale, Norfolk, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia; Washington, DC; and Baltimore, Bethesda, and Lanham, Maryland. Our mission is to bring quality home care to more people. You can obtain more information by visiting our website at or calling 703-752-8700.

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
DecisionHealthâ„¢ serves the business and regulatory needs of health care providers 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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