From The Tribune staff reports
PELL CITY — The Ascension at Home program serving Pell City has earned the distinguished title of Compassus Home Health Program of the Year for 2020. Ascension at Home is part of the Compassus family. Together they offer home health, infusion therapy, palliative and hospice care in 200 locations across 30 states.
The Pell City home health program outperformed its home health peers throughout the country in six Pillars of Success categories including regulatory compliance, colleagues and culture, quality care, service excellence, expanding access to service and fiscal responsibility.
Ascension at Home, together with Compassus shares a vision to provide advanced care management for more people with a full continuum of home-based care. Compassus established its Pillars of Success program to unite the company’s locations throughout the country with a common service vision based on measurable goals that drive each program to improve the quality of care for patients.
“The Program of the Year award recognizes the achievement of Pell City as the highest-performing home health program in our organization over the past year,” said Kurt Baumgartel, Compassus executive vice president and chief operating officer, home health and infusion. “This recognition is a testament to the dedication of the program’s leadership and hard-working colleagues. They tirelessly commit themselves to meeting and exceeding our rigorous quality standards and providing patients with exceptional care. They are a shining example of the Ascension at Home commitment to deliver superior home health care.”
“The Pell City program is committed to excellence and aims to set the standard of care for all home health care providers. Receiving the Program of the Year award is so meaningful because it’s a tangible representation of the impact we have on patients and families in our community,” said Pell City Executive Director Melissa Burgos. “I am incredibly proud of the care our colleagues provide to members of the communities we serve every day.”
The local home health program serves patients and families in Blount, St. Clair, Shelby, Talladega, Calhoun and Jefferson counties. For more information about Ascension at Home, visit ascensionathome.com or call 205-884-7202.
Compassus provides a continuum of home-based services including home health, infusion therapy, palliative and hospice care. Nearly 6,000 colleagues in 200 locations and 30 states provide high-quality care and manage patients’ advanced illnesses in partnership with health systems and long-term care partners. The Compassus brand promise, Care for Who I Am, reflects its unique care delivery model, which focuses on each person as an individual as well as a patient, to improve their quality of life in a meaningful way. Learn more at compassus.com, follow @Compassus on Facebook or LinkedIn.