Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice Ranked As A Top 100 Agency
For the third time in four years, Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice was named one of the year’s Top 100 home health providers nationwide. Nearly 10,000 agencies are evaluated annually by the National Research Corporation and DecisionHealth, and Mount Evans has again been selected in 2016 as one of the Top 100, putting it in the top 1% of agencies in the country. Only one other Southern Colorado agency received this award this year.
“It’s a very scientific analysis by way of quantifiable metrics,” Shimanski says. “The Top 100 Agency ranking is a measure of the quality of our program.”
Quality care and compassion have been at the forefront of Mount Evans services since they were founded in 1980 to provide in-home hospice. Over the years, Mount Evans has grown to offer palliative care, in-home health care, counseling, grief support and a variety of other services to aid aging patients and caregivers.
Mount Evans serves a very large community including Jefferson, Clear Creek, Gilpin and Park counties. This area is predicted to experience significant growth of the elderly population in the next 15 years. As the Baby Boom generation ages into retirement, the resulting tidal wave of demand for home health and hospice services will threaten to overwhelm Mount Evans’ capacity to maintain the incredibly high standards of care that most in the mountain area have come to accept as the norm.
“By Ranking as a Top 100 Agency, we set the bar very high,” President and CEO Charley Shimanski says. “We need to be at the top of our game as demand doubles.”
Maintaining a “Top 100” level of excellence during the challenges ahead will necessitate even more of the selfless community support upon which Mount Evans has gratefully depended. We can’t thank area residents enough because it’s due in no small part to their own generosity that they’ve become among the most fortunate one percent of home health care and hospice recipients in the country.
“This honor belongs to everyone in the mountain community,” says Shimanski. “We couldn’t do this without them.”