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CareSouth Agencies Again Named as Top Home Health Care Providers


November 28, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON, DC--Capitol Partners, a middle market focused private equity firm, has announced that portfolio platform company CareSouth Health System has had many of its homecare agencies recognized as 2012 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the top performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the Top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

Of those honored, two agencies have been ranked among the top 500 HomeCare Elite agencies. The top 500 CareSouth agencies are located in Elberton, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia. Remaining CareSouth owned locations ranked were Dothan, Alabama; Blountstown and Panama City, Florida; Gainesville and Macon, Georgia; Winchester, Tennessee; and Ft. Worth and Waxahachie, Texas. Of the CareSouth managed home health care facilities, Crisp Regional Hospital/CareSouth in Cordele, Georgia was recognized among the top agencies in teh country.

“The 2012 HomeCare Elite winners demonstrate a commitment to providing patient-centered care and serving as leaders in the home health community. Their success offers data-driven proof of being well-managed and high quality care providers to hospitals, managed care organizations, ACOs, and other potential referral partners across the healthcare continuum,” said Susan L. Henricks, President and COO of National Research Corporation, the parent company of OCS HomeCare. She continues, “We congratulate CareSouth on being recognized as a top home care agency.”

According to T.J. Jubeir, managing partner of the private equity firm,"We are excited about this recognition as it continues to underscore the core values of CareSouth as it strives to provide, through its highly dedicated employees, the best service to its patients." He adds,"This recognition is a culmination of years of maintaining and building upon providing the best patient service CareSouth can."

CEO and President of CareSouth Rick Griffin credits a focus on quality and the desire to put patients first with the agency’s ability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. "We are here for our patients, first and foremost,” said Mr. Griffin. “Our patients’ needs must always come first. I believe that is what makes the difference. With that in mind, a focus on quality customer service by well-trained, skilled professionals will always produce outstanding outcomes.”

CareSouth Homecare Professionals is a leading provider of home health services in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The company provides Medicare certified home health care services including skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, medical social services, registered dietician services and certified nursing assistants in the comfort of the patients' homes. In addition, CareSouth offers private duty/personal care services, hospice, housecall physicians and health and wellness services in select locations.

CareSouth employs more than 1500 individuals and provides business services to third-party-owned home health care providers. The corporate offices are based in Augusta, Georgia.

CareSouth is committed to building and maintaining more trust from those it serves, producing more results with superior clinical outcomes and saving more time through outstanding customer service to its patients, their families and its referral sources.

CareSouth consistently ranks above the national average in key metrics year-after-year.

For further information, contact Capitol Partners at 202.955.7960.

 







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