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Perham Memorial Home Care ranked among the top 25 percent of home health providers in nation

Perham Memorial Home Care has announced that it has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

The 2008 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

"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 Perham Memorial Home Care on being one of the top home care agencies in the country."

Daniel Peterson, Perham Memorial Home Care Director, credits involved, caring, and excellent staff and a constant focus on providing the best care possible, with the agency's ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. He said, "I cannot say enough positive things about all our employees and the dedication they have to providing the best care possible for our clients. Without this attitude, none of this would be possible."

"DecisionHealth would like to congratulate the top HomeCare Elite agencies that achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes by providing quality care to their patients," adds Marci Heydt, Executive Editor of DecisionHealth's Home Health Line. The 2008 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2008 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 2008 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at

Perham Memorial Home Care is the oldest home care agency in Otter Tail County and is Joint Commission Accredited, state-licensed, and Medicare-certified. The agency serves clients in Otter Tail, Wadena, and Becker Counties and is a service of Perham Memorial Hospital and Home. For information on Perham Memorial Home Care, please call 218-346-1192.