Benefis Spectrum Medical Recognized as a Top Home Health Agency in National Ranking

Benefis Spectrum Medical has been ranked among the top five percent in the 2018 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Performance measures in quality outcomes, best practices implementation, patient experience, quality improvement and consistency, and financial health were all considered in analyzing approximately 15,000 national home health agencies.

Brad Garpestad, Chief Operating Officer of Benefis Spectrum Medical, credits every member of the home health team with Spectrum’s capability to achieve recognition as one of the HomeCare Elite. “It starts with the people you surround yourself with. Everyone on this team firmly believes families should be kept together, and as much as possible, healthcare and supportive services should be delivered in the home. We are wholly committed to advancing this most important socioeconomic value,” he said.

“With this commitment, every team member has unique role responsibilities. The leadership team in home health does a fantastic job providing training and oversight of the departmental goals and objectives. The intake staff, who are often the first contact with patients, are professional and work with patients to accommodate the patient’s and family schedules. That gets the patient experience off on the right foot. The clinical staff are second to none. They provide amazing care and compassion to patients and their families with goals around optimal independent functioning, keeping people in their homes, and around the support of their families. And, finally, the coding, medical records, and billing team who ensure the great service provided is documented and reflected accordingly in the patient’s record,” said Garpestad.

Benefis Spectrum Medical delivers medical assistance to patients in the Great Falls area, and throughout central and western Montana, who are recovering from illness or injury and to patients living with chronic health challenges. The dedicated, professional team makes it possible for patients to stay at home, where they are most comfortable, while receiving the care and support they need.