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Bon Secours Home Care Ranked Among top 25% of Home Health Providers in Country

Richmond, Va. (January 15, 2007)Bon Secours Home Care today announced that it has been named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite, the inaugural compilation of the most successful home care providers in the country. This ground-breaking review names the Medicare-certified agencies whose performance measures in quality, improvement and financial performance are among the top 25% of providers nationwide. Additionally, the 2006 HomeCare Elite indicates those providers ranked in the Top 100 and Top 500 of providers nationwide.

“We applaud the success of all the providers named to the 2006 HomeCare Elite ” , said Bill Bassett, Senior Director of Market Strategy at OCS, Inc. “Being noted as one of the top performers in the nation in this very competitive environment shows that Bon Secours Home Care is dedicated to quality and performance.”

Brad Perkins, Vice President of Home Care for Bon Secours Richmond Health System, credits our quality outcomes which are consistently better than the state and national averages with the company’s ability to rank as one of the HomeCare Elite. He said, "Our home care team is continually working to improve outcomes. Under the direction of the physician, our nurses and therapists strive to establish the best plan of treatment for every patient, delivering the best care possible."

"As performance improvement, both clinical and financial, continues to be a critical metric for home care agencies, it’s wonderful that we now have an award that recognizes our industry’s highest achievers," said Tonya Nevin, Executive Publisher of DecisionHealth. "We congratulate Bon Secours Home Care on being one of the top 25% best performing home care agencies in the country."

The 2006 HomeCare Elite is the first performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2006 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of healthcare informatics and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis was complied from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2006 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS web site (www.ocsys.com).

About Bon Secours Home Care

Bon Secours Home Care is part of the Bon Secours Richmond Health System, a not-for-profit Catholic health system with four hospitals in the Richmond area; St. Mary’s Hospital, Memorial Regional Medical Center, St. Francis Medical Center and Richmond Community Hospital.

About OCS, Inc.

OCS is a healthcare information company with the nation’s largest and most comprehensive set of measures spanning clinical outcomes, financial performance, resource utilization, patient satisfaction and operational indicators for Home Care, Hospice, and Private Duty programs. The OCS suite of products and services provide healthcare organizations the insight to improve the quality of care for their patients while enhancing the effectiveness of their organization. Serving the needs of healthcare organizations, vendors and consultants, OCS provider clients consistently rank in the top one-third of all healthcare organizations in the country.

About DecisionHealth

DecisionHealth ™ serves the business and regulatory needs of health care practitioners, providers and their administrative staff nationwide. It’s flagship newsletters – Home Health Line, Part B News, Medicare Compliance Alert and Inside the Joint Commission -- are among the most recognized titles among business-to-business publishers. It offers more than 50 subscription-based independent newsletters, magazines, books, web sites and loose-leaf services that help readers make the best business decisions on issues affecting the business operations of Medicare and private-pay home health agencies; physician offices, including solo, group, specialty and faculty practices; hospitals, including inpatient, outpatient, quality assurance, facility management, MIS and compliance departments; durable medical equipment suppliers; clinical laboratories in physician offices, hospitals and independent settings; and ambulatory surgery centers.

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