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St. Anthony's Petit Jean Home Health
Ranked Among Top 100 of Home Health Providers in Country for 2007


St. Anthony's Petit Jean Home Health Team - Named to Top 100 Health Care Providers in US

St. Anthony's Medical Center announced today that its home health care program, Petit Jean Home Health, has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the Top 100 of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.  Over 8,700 home health agencies were reviewed.

The 2007 HomeCare Elite also indicates those providers who are included in the Top 25% and Top 500 of providers nationwide. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information.

“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite”, said Bill Bassett, Senior Director of Market Strategy at OCS, Inc. “Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Petit Jean Home Health is dedicated to quality and performance.”

Petit Jean Home Health’s Director Lydia Hoyt credits her staff’s focus on continual process improvement and quality patient care with the company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite.  “Petit Jean Home Health stands out among other providers because we not only take excellent care of our patients, but our staff truly care for each person we serve.” said Hoyt.  “We believe that the relationships we build with our patients help them to achieve their goals and maintain their lives at home.” Hoyt added.

"Making the 2007 HomeCare Elite is commendable in today’s highly competitive home health care industry," said Jonathan Stern, Group Publisher of DecisionHealth. "We congratulate Petit Jean Home Health on being one of the Top 100 best performing home care agencies in the country."

The 2007 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2007 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 2007 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site at

St. Anthony’s Petit Jean Home Health offers skilled nursing, home health aides, and physical, occupational and speech therapy services for residents of Conway, Perry, Pope, Van Buren, and Faulkner counties.  Home care helps keep families together, even during times of chronic and terminal illness.  Many services may be covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance.