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Rhinelander Compassus Home Health Earns Award of Excellence


A home health program that serves the Northwoods is being recognized for its outstanding performance in 2020.

Compassus Home Health Rhinelander, formerly Ascension at Home, has ranked among the company’s top three programs in the country.

There are times when people get sick or injured and staying in a hospital isn’t the best option, but they could still use medical assistance.

That’s where companies like Compassus Home Health comes in.

Nurses will go into a home do education for chronic disease management, for medications, and even home safety.

Physical therapists will go to home for exercises, safety, transferring, and using adaptive equipment.

There’s even speech therapists and medical social workers that will do in home treatments.

“This service is sometimes not recognized by people until they need it, but definitely being able to stay in your home to meet your goals, to manage your chronic conditions, to support you and your family in the times that you may need to be supported is very important,” said Wendy Freese, Executive Director of Rhinelander’s Compassus Home Health.

Her team was recently recognized as a Compassus Program of Distinction and ranks in the top three in the company out of 200 locations in 30 states.

“It’s very exciting to get this award. Our team prides themselves on providing compassionate, quality home care to our patients and their families that we serve,” said Freese.

The program was rated based on regulatory compliance, colleagues and culture, quality care, service excellence, expanding access to services and fiscal responsibility

“I believe it is our team approach, our compassion, our dedication to the community’s, our patients, our family members wanting to do the best job that we can do for our patients to keep them at home where they really want to be,” she said.

Home Health serves patients in Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Price and Vilas counties.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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