The state colors of Pennsylvania are blue and gold but on Tuesday, May 24, silver and grey were the colors of choice. Secretary of Aging Brian Duke presented awards to Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) and Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAoA) for their work on a Care Transitions collaborative project in conjunction with Quality Insights of PA. The event was held at Riverside Place senior community center in Charleroi, operated by Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services.
The Excellence In Action awards were created by the federal Administration on Aging, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Veteran Affairs as a means for states and local program sites to showcase some of the best practices and strongest partnerships across the aging network. A panel of federal agency representatives and past award winners reviews the nominations and recommends award recipients. The awards recognize exceptional commitment, creativity, leadership and success in achieving goals related to various award categories.