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RAVNAH receives legislative honors

RUTLAND-Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) was honored by the Vermont Legislature last week for being named in the Top 500 home health agencies in the United States, the only Vermont agency ranked in the upper 5 percent.

Rep. Peg Andrews of Rutland City, sponsor of the State House concurrent resolution, invited RAVNAH staffers to the Vermont State House to be recognized by the House of Representatives and to meet members of the Rutland County delegation.

"It was an honor to recognize RAVNAH's excellence in the Vermont State House. I always enjoy celebrating our community's assets. The dedicated professionalism of RAVNAH and its staff is just one more good reason why I believe in Rutland," said Andrews.

"We're proud of each and every one of our staff, our board of directors and committee members for their commitment to providing the highest quality health care for our patients." said Ronald J. Cioffi, RAVNAH's executive director. "It's an honor to be recognized for our achievements."

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry, agencies are chosen from publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Home Health Compare reports.

Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures including: quality outcomes, quality improvement, and financial performance.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is a non-profit, Medicare certified home health agency that provides a wide range of health care services to people of all ages who need home and community health services.

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