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Customer Appreciation Day
Basket Giveaway Winner

The Sayre Hospital Auxiliary presents
Marie Ward(center)
with her winning gift basket on 2/26/10!

Customer Appreciation Day

Come Celebrate With Us!
1 Year Anniversary
Friday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
at the front entrance of the hospital
Free Hot Dogs -- Appreciation Gifts -- Drawings for Prizes
911 Hospital Drive

Sayre Memorial Hospital Participates in National Wear Red Day

Sayre Memorial Hospital will be participating in the National Wear Red Day Campaign. We would also like to encourage the community to support the cause and join the Wear Red Day campaign. Wear red on Friday, February 5, 2010 and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

SMH employees can wear a red shirt with jeans for a donation of $5.00 on Friday, February 5, 2010. After the fundraising is over, SMH will match the funds raised and all proceeds will go to the Go Red campaign at the American Heart Association.

You may not know this, but the number one killer of women is heart disease. And every year more than 460,000 women die from this largely preventable disease.

National Wear Red Day is a day to recognize the women who have died from this disease, to build awareness of the statistics, and to encourage all women to make a choice to beat heart disease. This year National Wear Red Day is February 5. National Wear Red Day is for women like Theresa. As a busy mom, Theresa kept putting off a check-up, but called her doctor when she felt tired, short of breath, and started having back and chest pains. “I had a feeling that it was my heart, but all the tests were saying it wasn’t, “ Theresa said. Two months later, Theresa had a massive heart attack at a family birthday party. She was 38. You can read Theresa’s story at www.GoRedForWomen.org/stories.


Sayre Home Health Named as Top 500 Home Health Care Provider of 2009 HomeCare Elite

Sayre, OK, November 9, 2009 — Sayre Home Health today announced that it has been named to the 2009 HomeCare Elite™, a compilation of the top performing home health agencies in the United States. This annual review identifies the Top 25 percent of agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

“The 2009 HomeCare Elite winners exemplify a commitment to providing their patients with the best possible care while performing at the highest level,” said Nancy Buller, senior director of marketing communications at OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Sayre Home Health on being one of the Top 500 home care agencies in the country."

“DecisionHealth would like to congratulate the top HomeCare Elite agencies that achieved excellent clinical and financial outcomes by providing quality care to their patients,” adds Marci Heydt, executive editor of DecisionHealth’s Home Health Line.

The 2009 HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The 2009 HomeCare Elite is brought to the industry by OCS, Inc., the leading provider of homecare information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of home care’s most respected independent newsletter Home Health Line. The data used for this analysis was compiled from publicly available information. The entire list of the 2009 HomeCare Elite agencies can be viewed by visiting the OCS Web site at www.ocshomecare.com.

From The Sayre Record & Beckham County Democrat:

OCS HomeCare and DecisionHealth are pleased to announced the 2009 Home Care Elite, a compilation of the top-performing Medicare-certified home health care agencies in the United States. The list includes Sayre Home Health--for the third year in a row!

For the past three years, Sayre Home Health has been scored in the top 500 (25 percentile) agencies. The year before that, they ranked in the top 100. The staff of six health care providers rank among the best in the nation's 9,000+ agencies. Registered Nurse Cleta Joy Cox is the director. Working with her include Nelda Tomberlin and Beth Boone, both RNs, and LPN Jackie Stanley. Business manager is Penny Smith and office manager is Mary Villegas.

The Sayre Memorial Hospital's Physical Therapy Department handles all Physical Therapy calls for Sayre Home Health.

Sayre Home Health Director Cleta Joy Cox says that in the top 25% agencies, only 42 were Oklahoma agencies. Only 13 agencies were among the top 500 and even a smaller number, two Sooner State agencies, made the top 100 list.

The HomeCare Elite annual review identifies the top 25% of home health care agencies and further highlights the top 100 and top 500 home health agencies overall. Winners are ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvements, and financial performance.

"The HomeCare Elite has become the industry standard for identifying home health agencies that perform at the highest level," says Amanda Twiss, president and CEO of OCS HomeCare. "We congratulate Sayre Home Health and other 2009 HomeCare Elite for their continued success and commitment to both high quality and strong financial performance."

"DecisionHealth commends the top HomeCare Elite home health agencies that work so hard to provide quality care while maintaining solid financial outcomes," says Doreen Bieryla, president, DecisionHealth. "This is a big feat given the flurry of legislative and regulatory changes that present ongoing challenges for the home health industry."

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