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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Contact: Angela L. Yu
Media Relations Manager
(518) 271-5045

EDDY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZED AS TOP 500 BY 2012 HOMECARE ELITE

TROY, NY - November 29, 2012 - The Eddy Visiting Nurse Association (Eddy VNA) has been recognized as a Top 500 Agency by the 2012 HomeCare Elite, an annual compilation of the most successful home health providers in the nation.

Eddy VNA, the region's leading provider of comprehensive in-home health care services, was the only home care provider in the Capital Region to receive the recognition. The HomeCare Elite reviews Medicare-certified home health agencies across the country and identifies the top agencies based on key performance measures, including quality of care, quality improvement, patient experience and financial performance.

The HomeCare Elite is the only performance recognition of its kind in the home health industry. The compilation used publicly available data from Home Health Compare and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) cost reports.

Eddy VNA provides quality home care services in five counties: Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Columbia and Greene counties. Services include skilled visiting nurses; physical, occupational and speech therapists; certified home health aides and personal care aides; medical social workers; nutritionists; and others. Specialty programs include wound care; home infusion therapy; HIV/AIDS; and telehomecare.

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St. Peter's Health Partners was created on October 1, 2011 by the merger of Northeast Health, St. Peter's Health Care Services and Seton Health. The merger created the region's largest and most comprehensive not-for-profit network of high-quality, advanced medical care, primary care, rehabilitation and senior services. These state-of-the-art services and programs are provided through Albany Memorial Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital in Albany; Samaritan Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Troy; Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital in Schenectady; as well as The Eddy system of continuing care and The Community Hospice. The new organization has more than 11,700 employees at more than 125 locations in seven counties of northeastern New York. St. Peter's Health Partners is the region's largest private employer and has an annual budget of nearly $1.1 billion. For more information, please visit www.SPHP.com.

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