BayCare HomeCare Named to 2014 HomeCare Elite

February 18, 2015
Clearwater, Fla. (Feb. 18 , 2015) — BayCare HomeCare offices in Dunedin, Fruitland Park and Tampa have been named top home care agencies in the nation based on publicly available performance measures in quality outcomes, best practice implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial performance.

“This recognition confirms BayCare HomeCare’s commitment to excellence in patient care.” said Dan Sweeney, BayCare HomeCare vice president. “Our team members work hard in patient homes every day, and we will continue to look for ways to improve the patient experience and our overall performance as a homecare provider.”

This is the fifth year BayCare HomeCare in Dunedin has received the HomeCare EliteTM recognition. Fruitland Park has received it for four years and the Tampa office has received it once. Additionally, Fruitland Park and Tampa were named among the top 500 home care agencies in the nation.

Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare EliteTM identifies the top 25 percent of home care providers and highlights the top 100 and 500 agencies overall. OCS HomeCare by National Research Corporation, the leading provider of home health metrics and analytics, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the industry’s most respected independent newsletter, Home Health Line, sponsor the award.

About BayCare HomeCare

Serving 13 counties, BayCare HomeCare is the largest not-for-profit provider of homecare services within the state of Florida. As a comprehensive provider of homecare products and services, BayCare provides home health, durable medical equipment, respiratory services, pharmacy, pre- and post- mastectomy supplies, specialty beds, infusion therapy, medical supplies and more. A proud member of BayCare Health System, BayCare HomeCare has been dedicated to serving the needs of its patients since 1976.

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Comprised of a network of 12 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 280 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s hospitals include: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Women’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, South Florida Baptist and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at

About National Research Corporation

For more than 30 years, National Research Corporation (NASDAQ: NRCIA and NRCIB) has been at the forefront of patient-centered care. Today, the company’s focus on empowering customer-centric healthcare across the continuum extends patient-centered care to incorporate families, communities, employees, senior housing residents and other stakeholders.

Recognized by Modern Healthcare as the largest patient satisfaction measurement firm in the U.S., National Research is dedicated to representing the true voice of patients and other healthcare stakeholders. This integration of cross-continuum metrics and analytics uncovers insights for effective performance improvement, quality measurement, care transitions, and many other factors that impact population health management.

National Research is headquartered in Lincoln, Nebraska. For more information, call 800-388-4264, write to or visit

About DecisionHealth®

For over 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry's leading source for analysis, guidance and tools that improve revenue cycle performance, profitability and regulatory compliance. Agencies nationwide turn to DecisionHealth for education and training, coding and billing solutions, and ongoing expert guidance through its family of subscription-based services. DecisionHealth also certifies home health agency professionals in coding and OASIS-C through its Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, and provides custom consulting services to agency leaders through its DecisionHealth Professional Services unit. For product information, call 1-855-CALL-DH1 or visit