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Bay Aging wins national Health Quality Innovator of the Year award

Bay Aging, the nonprofit Area Agency on Aging that primarily serves residents of the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, has been selected as a 2021 Health Quality Innovator of the Year.

The Health Quality Innovator Awards is the annual awards program created by Health Quality Innovators that recognizes and celebrates organizations that are using successful, evidence-based approaches to quality improvement.

Bay Aging’s person-centered Care Coordination program was named the winner of the Patient Engagement and Activation category, which recognizes organizations that have made the commitment to partner with patients, families, and caregivers to adopt effective patient engagement strategies to ensure care processes are patient-centered.

The program, which is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, helps people experiencing chronic illness or age-related challenges avoid nursing home placement and live at home for as long as possible.

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