From an email just sent to all of our employees:
I am pleased to announce that the VNAB has been once again named as an Elite Agency by OCS HomeCare. The HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies with winners ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance. As a 2010 HomeCare Elite agency the VNAB ranks among other leading home care providers across the country.
Amanda Twiss, CEO of OCS HomeCare had this to say: “The 2010 HomeCare Elite winners continue to demonstrate a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level. We congratulate the VNA of Boston on being one of the top home care agencies in the country.”
We have decades of experience as a leader in home health care --- providing excellent care to all who need us. It is because of YOU, our incredibly skilled and dedicated nurses, therapists, social workers, administrative and professional support staff that have gotten us to where we are. I firmly believe that it is the excellent and high value care that you all provide that is critical to the success of reforming our health care system and we should be proud to be a leader in that effort.
As you all know, we recently kicked-off our 125th Anniversary with our Heroes in Home Healthcare Gala. I would like to share with you what I mentioned to our guests that night:
“125 years ago, by the harbor in Boston, a revolution began. A revolution that blazed across this country in the name of teaching, healing and advocating for those who ‘fall through the cracks’. We’d love to celebrate this evening a world where cracks such as these no longer exist. Where a compassionate society has adequately reformed its system to allow for high quality health care services to be available to all of its most vulnerable members... and where better performing, more conscientious caregivers are rewarded for investing in programs and improving lives.”
As a 2010 HomeCare Elite the VNAB IS being recognized and rewarded for your hard work. There is still much work to be done and cracks still exist, but each day we work towards making them smaller. On behalf of the VNAB and the patients you serve every day THANK YOU.