COSHOCTON -- Interim Healthcare announced that it has been named to the Top 500 of the 2015 Homecare Elite, recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Now in its ninth year, the Homecare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice (process measure) implementation, patient experience (Home Health CAHPS), quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance. In order to be considered, an agency must be Medicare-certified and have data for at least one outcome in Home Health Compare. Out of 9,718 agencies considered, 2,431 are elite.

The award is sponsored by OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health and hospice metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the most respected independent publication in the home care profession, Home Health Line.

"The 2015 HomeCare Elite winners deserve credit for demonstrating high-quality care in their communities. As quality care initiatives become top-of-mind for healthcare providers, we recognize this as a remarkable achievement and are pleased to make this our 10th year of acknowledgement for top performing home health organizations," said Christine Lang, vice president of Product Development for OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Interim Healthcare on being one of the top 500 home care agencies in the country."

Interim Healthcare's Cindi Harriman, local branch manager, credits the clinical excellence of a dedicated nursing staff and a culture of employees who truly care about the patient's wellbeing, with the agency's ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. "For a long time Interim Healthcare has set the standard for quality patient care. It's nice to receive recognition for that care," said Harriman.

Interim Healthcare is located in the Downtowner Plaza in Coshocton and employees over 100 nurses, aides and other professionals in the Coshocton area. For service or employment information

Call 740-623-2949 or visit the web at www.interimhealthcare.com.