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American Care Partners, a Virginia Skilled Home Health Care Provider for Children and Adults, awarded Joint Commission’s Home Health Care Accreditation.

The Gold Seal of Excellence

The Gold Seal of Excellence

American Care Partners,a Skilled Home Health Care Provider for Children and Adults in Northern Virginia, today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

American Care Partners, a Skilled Home Health Care Provider for Children and Adults in Northern Virginia, today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Home Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

American Care Partners underwent a rigorous on-site survey in July, 2015. During the survey, compliance with home care standards reflecting key organization areas was evaluated, including the provision of care, treatment and services, emergency management, human resources, individual rights and responsibilities, and leadership. The accreditation process also provided American Care Partners with education and guidance to help staff continue to improve its home care program’s performance.

“When individuals engage a home care provider they want to be sure that provider is capable of providing safe, quality care,” said Margherita Labson, RN, M.S., executive director, Home Care Accreditation program, The Joint Commission. “As the home care setting becomes increasingly popular, it is important that home care providers are able to demonstrate that they are capable of providing safe, high quality care. Accreditation by The Joint Commission and the gold seal serve as an indication that the organization has demonstrated compliance to these recognized standards of safe and quality care.”

American Care Partners is pleased to receive accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation. Our Decision to volunteer for evaluations by The Joint Commission is part of our firm commitment for continuous improvement efforts in health care quality and patient safety and to help support our operational efficiency,” added Elias Demoz, MD, MBA, FACP, CEO of American Care Partners. “For our team members, accreditation reinforces our commitment to quality and serves as a mechanism through which we continuously focus on improving service and patient satisfaction..”


The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

What the Gold Seal of Approval™ Means

The Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval™” is an internationally recognized symbol of quality. Organizations that have achieved accreditation or certification from The Joint Commission may display the Gold Seal as an indicator that the organization has proven its commitment to high quality patient care and its willingness to be measured against the highest and most rigorous standards of performance.

Forward-thinking health care organizations volunteer for evaluations by The Joint Commission to stimulate improvement efforts in health care quality and patient safety and to help support operational efficiency.


Santa visited children at Fredericksburg’s Mary Washington Hospital

Jolly old elf spreads cheer at Fredericksburg’s Mary Washington Hospital


Walking through the quiet halls of Mary Washington Hospital’s maternity unit, one distinct sound could be heard, and it was not a crying newborn—it was the jolly chuckle of Santa Claus.

 Santa’s big black boots, red velvet suit and genuine white beard stole the hearts of not only the children and newborns he was visiting Thursday, but also the nurses on the floor.

“It’s going to cost you,” he told nurses as they leaned in for a quick picture.

“You have to smile,” he would tell them, and of course, they already were.

Santa’s visit was organized by American Care Partners, which brought him to the hospital for the first time last year to visit children on the pediatric floor and newborns in the maternity unit.

The organization provides adult and pediatric skilled home care to discharged patients.

Amy Estrada, director of business development with American Care Partners, accompanied Santa to each room for a picture and left a present behind for each child. Read More…


284 Virginia companies made Inc. 5000

American Care Partners, a home health-care agency based out of Falls Church, had a three-year growth rate of 3,657 percent. 500_color stacked


Two hundred eighty-four Virginia companies have made the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fast-growing businesses.
In the top 100 this year were Virginia-based Reliant Asset Management (No. 3); Prescient Edge (No. 18); sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt (No. 22) and American Care Partners (No. 96).
El Segundo, Calif.-based Fuhu was once again the fastest-growing company on the list. The company is the creator of Nabi, an Android tablet for children, and Fooz Kids, a parent-controlled application for kids.Inc500_medallion388

Virginia ranked fifth among the states with the most companies on the list behind California (694 companies); Texas (404); New York (335) and Florida (303).
According to Inc., Arlington-based Reliant Asset Management builds, acquires, and leases commercial modular office buildings, schools, hospitals, and temporary structures. It had a three-year growth rate of 55,460 percent, growing from $153,125 in revenue in 2010 to $85 million in 2013.  In that same period, the company hired 141 employees bringing its current workforce total to 145.
McLean-based Prescient Edge’s three-year growth rate was 11,498 percent, going from $106,186 in revenue in 2010 to $12.3 million in 2013.  During that time, Prescient Edge added 39 employees and now employs 42 people.  The company offers intelligence, technology and security services to corporate, federal and international clients.
Richmond-based sweetFrog was the only Virginia company in the top 100 not based in Northern Virginia. The frozen yogurt chain recorded a three- year growth of 10,372 percent, increasing revenues from $328,334 in 2010 to $34.3 million in 2013. The firm added 782 jobs from 2010 to 2013 and currently employs 790 workers.
American Care Partners, a home health-care agency in Falls Church, had a three-year growth rate of 3,657 percent. Its revenues jumped from $175,160 in 2010 to $6.6 million in 2013. From 2010 to 2013, the firm added 176 employees bringing its current total to 192.



American Care Partners Ranks No. 96 on the 2014 Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 3,657%

Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies–the Inc. 500Inc500honoree-american-care-partners

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Inc. magazine  ranked American Care Partners NO. 96 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

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“American Care Partners is honored to be included in the Inc. 500,” says American Care Partners founder and CEO, Elias Demoz, MD,MBA,FACP. “We remain laser-focused on making Innovative and personalized home health care widely accessible to home bound clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. The American Care Partners` promise will truly come full-circle before the end of this year, when we launch out our long awaited Telehealth program. This indeed, will be a game changer for the company, area Hospitals and for the community we serve. We owe our success to the innovative specialty home health care programs and customers who have chosen our services. We are honored to share this recognition with our customers, partners and dedicated employees.”

 The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000′ s aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“What surprises me, even though I know it’s coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn’t change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship.”

American Care Partners is a CHAP Accredited, Medicare & Medicaid Certified skilled home health care (pediatric & adult) agency and health care staffing firm with offices in Falls Church and Fredericksburg, Virginia. We are privately owned and proudly recommended by countless Facilities, families, Hospital and Nursing home discharge planners, case managers, and Physicians in the communities we serve. Our Home health services include: skilled nursing, private duty nursing, rehabilitation services (physical, occupational, and speech therapy), personal and companion care, live-in careGivers, and Physician House-call services for children of special needs and adults.

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show “The Profit” Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000


The 2014 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2010 to 2013. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent–not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies–as of December 31, 2013. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto VenturesInc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit .

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

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