Experience has taught us hospital-based post-acute care agencies face specific challenges, including higher acuity and greater volume. Our expertise in this unique setting has been proven to result in quality outcomes well above the national average.
We offer a wide array of disease management programs that deliver clinical results in areas such as balance and fall prevention, behavioral health and chronic disease management. And in many of our partner locations, specially trained care transition coordinators seamlessly transition patients from the acute to the post-acute setting. In each of our service lines, we employ objective criteria to measure the quality of care we provide.
Our results speak for themselves. In 2012, nearly 60 percent of our home health locations achieved HomeCare Elite recognition. This independent ranking recognizes the top 25 percent of home health providers nationwide based on quality of care, process measure implementation and financial performance.
We also helped one of our joint venture partners, New Orleans-based Ochsner Health System, secure a $3.8 million Health Care Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The award is funding efforts to improve the care of stroke patients in the acute and post-acute settings. The program is expected to reduce readmissions and save an estimated $5 million over the next three years.
Finally, we are also a national leader in Joint Commission accreditation. Whereas just seven percent of home health agencies nationwide have achieved Joint Commission accreditation, 100 percent of our home health and hospice locations have earned accreditation or are completing the accreditation process.