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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:55 pm 

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Evergreen-based nonprofit Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice has again been named one of the country’s Top 100 home health agencies, placing it in the top one percent in the nation.

Sponsored by DecisionHealth, the HomeCare Elite rankings evaluate approximately 10,000 home health care providers nationwide based on publically available records, and grade each in areas ranging from financial performance to patient experience to quality of care. The top 25 percent are designated HomeCare Elite, a number further refined to highlight the Top 500 and Top 100 agencies.

Mount Evans has received HomeCare Elite status every year since the rankings began in 2006, was named to the Top 500 in 2015, and has now achieved a seat among the Top 100 in three of the last four years. It is one of only two Colorado providers listed in the Top 100 this year, and one of just nine in the state to reach 2016’s Top 500. For a small nonprofit David in a field of corporate Goliaths, that’s a significant achievement and good reason for both satisfaction and gratitude.

“Of course we’re very proud to be ranked in the country’s top one percent,” says Mount Evans’ president and CEO, Charley Shimanski, “but we didn’t do it on our own.”

Founded in 1980, Mount Evans is the mountain area’s only community-based home health and hospice agency, providing a full range of services over large parts of Jefferson and Park counties, and all of Clear Creek and Gilpin counties where Mount Evans stands as the sole local health care provider. Mount Evans is also the founder of Camp Comfort, the award-winning child bereavement program held twice each summer in Empire Junction that has inspired wide emulation across the country.

In a region that’s home to a substantial number of uninsured and under-insured residents, Mount Evans provides services without regard to a client’s ability to pay and relies on private donations for about 25 percent of its operating budget. As to Mount Evans’ selection as a 2016 HomeCare Elite Top 100 agency, Shimanski credits both the organization’s staff of dedicated professionals and the generous support of the community it serves.

“This honor belongs to everyone in the mountain community,” Shimanski says. “We couldn’t do this without them.”

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