Press Release

For Immediate Release
Jan 11, 2011
Contact : Elizabeth Dobis, Public Relations Specialist  
732-751-7537
edobis@meridianhealth.com

Meridian At Home Receives HomeCare Elite™ Status for Third Consecutive Year

Status is bestowed upon the most successful Home Heath organizations in the nation.  

Neptune, NJ - Meridian At Home was recently named in the 2010 HomeCare Elite listing, ranking them as part of the top 25% of agencies in the nation.  

The listing is developed annually by OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth and is based on a market-leading review of agencies across the country. OCS HomeCare uses publicly available data from both Home Health Compare and the CMS Cost Reports to create the HomeCare Elite list each year. The three factors that determine an agency's status include quality of care, quality improvement, and financial performance.  

"Receiving this status speaks volumes to the quality of care we strive to offer our patients every day," says Michelle Mendelson, R.N., vice president of Meridian At Home. "It is always our goal to perform at the highest level possible so that our patients can get the most out of the care we provide."       

Meridian At Home provides a wide range of in-home care including, visiting nurse care, home health aides, rehabilitation, hospice, home infusion, medical equipment and oxygen, and innovative in-home technologies. As part of Meridian Health, Meridian At Home is affiliated with Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.  

For more information on any of Meridian At Home's services, call 1-800-655-2555, or visit MeridianAtHome.com.  

About Meridian At Home Meridian At Home is a member of Meridian Health, which also includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, and Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. Meridian At Home provides a complete range of in-home care from errands to meal preparation, therapy to nursing care, to full-time live-in assistance. Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses deliver care at residences, homes, or Assisted Living facilities and can provide care after an illness, injury, recent hospitalization or a visit to a physician's office. For more information, please call 1-800-655-2555, or visit MeridianAtHome.com.

About OCS HomeCare As the industry leader in benchmarking, reporting and analytics, OCS HomeCare empowers home health and hospice organizations with results-driven data intelligence, plus the largest and most accurate comparative database. Homecare providers, payers, associations, government agencies, vendors, and consultants all turn to OCS HomeCare to elevate decision-making, raise the bar on results, and bring home positive outcomes. For more information about OCS HomeCare, please visit www.ocshomecare.com or call 888.325.3396.

About DecisionHealth For more than 30 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance with cutting-edge information sources such as Home Health Line, OASIS-C & Outcomes Solutions and Diagnosis Coding Pro for Home Health. Our unique blend of award-winning staff journalists and unmatched access to health care executives, providers, healthcare organization managers and their revenue-cycle staffs enables us to provide solutions, tools and guidance that's relied on by nearly 100,000 home health care and specialty physician practice professionals. For more information, please visit www.decisionhealth.com or call 877.602.3835.