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Following is a list of press releases that have recently been released on new services, technology and patient care issues.


If you have questions about any of these articles, please contact the Marketing and Public Relations department at 706.879.4732

Gordon Home Care Honored
(Calhoun, Ga) — Gordon Home Care has been named to the 2011 HomeCare Elite™ list, which is a compilation of the most successful home care providers in the United States.

Now in its sixth year, this market-leading review ranks Gordon Home Care in the top 25 percent of agencies in quality of care, process measure implementation, and financial performance.

“We are thrilled to receive this national recognition, which validates our continued commitment to our patients,” says Tracy Farriba, director of Gordon Home Care. “Our team of skilled clinicians work together as a team to treat the entire patient, offering caring support for patients with all types of conditions and treatment programs.”

Publicly available data from several sources is used to create the HomeCare Elite list of agencies. Three domains of performance were cumulatively evaluated for the 2011 list — quality of care, process measure implementation, and financial performance. The quality of care component indexes agency performance in each of the 10 publicly-reported Home Health Compare measures released in July 2011. The process measure implementation index is based on agencies’ rates in the 13 process measures included in the July 2011 Home Health Compare release. The financial performance measure represents agency indexed profit margin from the 2010 CMS Cost Reports (or adjusted 2009 results when 2010 data was not available). Agency performance in each of the three domains was compared against the performance of other organizations in their state and throughout the country. The three domains were combined into one overall score, using a weighting methodology that gives the greatest importance to quality of care.

“Gordon Home Care’s priority is to make that transition from hospital to home easy for our patients,” Farriba explained. “Our team of health care professionals offers the skills and services to speed recovery at home, and for some patients, our home health care program makes living at home a viable option to getting care at an assisted living facility.”

A not-for-profit entity of Gordon Hospital, Gordon Home Care is locally owned and serves Bartow, Catoosa, Floyd, Gordon, Pickens and Whitfield Counties, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Gordon Home is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), is Medicare and Medicaid certified, and licensed by the State of Georgia.


Gordon Hospital
1035 Red Bud Rd
Calhoun, GA 30701
(706) 629-2895