FORT SMITH – Mercy is taking its exceptional care directly to patients as Mercy Home Health recently was named among the top 25 percent of home health agencies in the United States.
Mercy Home Health, 3300 S. 70th St. in Fort Smith, received the annual HomeCare Elite Award of Excellence and for the second time is among the top 500 agencies in the country. This review from ABILITY Network and DecisionHealth is based on home health performance measures such as quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience and financial management.
“Mercy Home Health strives to meet our patients’ needs by providing quality in-home care while focusing on improving overall well-being,” said Pam Raggio, director of Mercy Home Health. “Our skilled health professionals offer personalized care that includes assessment, treatment, teaching and assistance with improving independence with daily living activities.”
The Mercy Home Health team includes nurses, therapists, social workers, chaplains and volunteers who coordinate care with a patient’s primary care physician. They provide a wide range of physician-ordered, in-home services such as physical therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing, which may include wound care, IV therapy or specialized education such as chronic care self-management.
Physician-ordered care is reimbursed through Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. The phone number is 479-484-5511.