Marshfield Program Recognized for Excellence

The Compassus home health program serving Marshfield, formerly Ascension at Home, has ranked among the organization’s top three programs in the country and named a Compassus Program of Distinction for its outstanding performance in 2020. In addition, two of the program’s home health consultants, Grace Koch and Kelly Walter, were inducted into Compassus 2021 President’s Circle.


The Marshfield program, which serves patients and families in Adams, Clark, Marathon and Wood counties, outperformed its peers in six evaluation categories that include regulatory compliance, colleagues and culture, quality care, service excellence, expanding access to services and fiscal responsibility.


Compassus established its six Pillars of Success to give the company’s 200 locations across 30 states a common service vision based on measurable goals that continually lead to improving the quality of care for patients and their families.


“This recognition is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our leadership and the members of the Marshfield team,” said Marshfield executive director of home health Annalissa Kania. “Our program stands wholeheartedly behind our mission to provide exceptional home health care, and we are honored to be recognized for our unwavering efforts to support the medical and emotional needs of patients.”


The Compassus President’s Circle is reserved for top-performing hospice and home health care consultants. Kock and Walter are two of 75 inductees in this year’s Presidents’ Circle, all of whom have consistently expanded access to home health, palliative and hospice care in their communities.


“Person-centered approaches to care are more essential than ever, and home-based care allows patients to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and live as comfortably as possible in familiar surroundings,” said Kurt Baumgartel, Compassus executive vice president and chief operating officer, home health and infusion. “I am proud of our colleagues who strive to make a positive difference in the lives of patients every day.”


For more information about Compassus, please visit our Marshfield Home Health page or call 715-301-7260.