Home Health VNA receives Deficiency-Free DPH Survey Rating

Published January 19, 2016

Lawrence, MA – Home Health VNA recently received a deficiency-free home health care agency survey rating by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH).

DPH periodically reviews home health care agencies, hospitals and skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities to ensure compliance with State and Federal regulations and to assess the quality of care provided. The DPH surveyors arrived unannounced on Wednesday, December 30, and began an immediate, thorough review of clinical documentation, administrative and clinical procedures, employee files, quality data and collection and contracts. In addition, they conducted interviews with clinicians and went on home visits to assess care in the home. At the conclusion of the four day survey, Home Health VNA was found to be in full compliance with all the conditions and regulations of a quality home health care agency.

“With changing and increasingly stringent regulations, achieving a deficiency-free rating is extremely difficult to accomplish,” said John G. Albert, MBA, FACHE, President and CEO of Home Health Foundation. “The results demonstrate that we have dedicated and talented clinicians and support staff who are committed to our agency and the patients and families who rely on us for care,”

Home Health Foundation, the leader in home health care, is comprised of affiliate agencies Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare, Inc. Together the three agencies serve more than 100 communities throughout the Merrimack Valley, Northeastern Massachusetts, and Southern New Hampshire. Merrimack Valley Hospice also serves the Southern Maine region as York Hospital Hospice in partnership with York Hospital.

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