More than 200 people gathered at the Jackson, Tenn., Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for Southwest Tennessee Development District’s (SWTDD) Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize individuals and organizations who work cooperatively with SWTDD’s Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities (AAAD) and its Economic & Community Development (ECD) divisions.
“The awards program seeks to publicly recognize those who are working to improve the quality of life and economic climate for all citizens in the SWTDD region,” said Joe W. Barker, SWTDD Executive Director. “We rely heavily on city and county governments, volunteers and partners to carry out the organization’s mission.”
The AAAD presented three awards this year, giving Partnership of the Year to atom Alliance Quality Improvement Advisor Corley Roberts.
The award recognizes an organization or community leader who exemplifies the principles of vision and leadership and an ongoing commitment to the mission of the AAAD.
“Corley has shown, through her commitment to improving patient outcomes, that she not only personifies the mission of the AAAD to improve quality of life for those served, but that she is passionate about the health of all seniors throughout West Tennessee,” said Shelley Matthews, AAAD Director.
Roberts works closely with SWTDD’s AAAD in its Connected Transitions care coordination community. She travels from Nashville to Jackson monthly, serves as a community facilitator and regularly brings new processes, intervention strategies and support partners to further the community’s work to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions in the Medicare population.
“Her leadership has helped the group focus on data-driven interventions and brought about significant reductions in readmissions in our region,” Mathews added.
Responding to the award, Roberts said, “I am honored and humbled to accept this award on behalf of all atom Alliance Quality Improvement Advisors partnering with communities across the state to reduce unnecessary readmissions.”
Learn more about how atom Alliance Quality Improvement Advisors, like Corley Roberts, are partnering with others to reduce hospital readmissions.
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