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Ocala’s Munroe Regional HomeCare receives national recognition

Munroe Regional HomeCare, a full-service home health agency and partner with MunroeRegionalMedicalCenter, has been named the September 2013 “Agency of the Month” by the Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign. The agency was recognized for its successful efforts to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and improve the management of oral medications in the home health population.

According to the HHQI National Campaign, the agency scored in the top percentiles for criteria among eligible agencies. Munroe Regional HomeCare is part of LHC Group, a national provider of post-acute care services.

The HHQI National Campaign is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services program. The campaign provides free, evidence-based educational resources, individualized data reports, networking opportunities and assistance for home health and cross-setting providers to reduce avoidable hospitalizations and improve care quality.

In addition to earning HHQI recognition, Munroe Regional HomeCare has been honored as a HomeCare Elite agency, designating the Top 25 percent of home health providers nationwide. Munroe Regional HomeCare has also earned Joint Commission accreditation.

“The home health professionals at Munroe Regional HomeCare are a shining example of our company’s dedication to the profession and to the well-being of our patients,” said Don Stelly, a registered nurse and LHC Group’s president and chief operating officer . “We congratulate the Munroe Regional HomeCare team on achieving this honor and for delivering safe, high-quality health care that is helping patients recover at home and avoid preventable hospital readmissions.”

The highly trained home health professionals at Munroe Regional HomeCare deliver excellent patient care with a local staff under the direct supervision of patients’ physicians. Home health care is an effective and affordable solution for many patients’ post-acute care needs and situations. Home health professionals treat a wide range of medical conditions, allowing patients to rest and recover in the comfort of home.

For more information, please contact the agency at 352.351.7222.

About LHC Group Inc.

LHC Group Inc. ( is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and community-based services locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.