BOUNTIFUL — South Davis Home Health has been presented with the 2008 HealthInsight Quality Award for demonstrating high-quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care measures and other specified quality markers.

The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges home health agencies that are actively engaged in advancing care in one or more areas. The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national health-care priorities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The HealthInsight Quality Award Program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in medicine means a system that is "accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known and builds trust through disclosure." By using available quality data to identify high-performing providers and publicizing the results, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

"The staff at South Davis Home Health is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care, and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award," said Mark Dunn, South Davis Home Health Agency director.