SURPRISE, ARIZ., Nov. 11, 2016 — In football lingo, Sun Health at Home (SHAH) scored a touchdown last night.

The continuing care at home program received the “Excellence in Innovation” award at WESTMARC’s 24th Annual Best of the West Awards, held on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium, home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, title sponsors of the awards’ dinner.

(L-R) Nicole Holtsclaw, Jennifer Keiser, Joshua Freegard and Jennifer Drago accepting the award.

SHAH team members Joshua Freegard, Nicole Holtsclaw, Jennifer Keiser and Jennifer Drago bounded on stage to accept the award, amidst heart-pounding music, swirling lights and multiple fog machines blasting out fog, much like you’d see at an NFL game with the home team running onto the field.

Speaking for the team, Jennifer Drago thanked the selection committee and Sun Health leadership for its support of the first “continuing care at home” program in the entire southwest.

“Sun Health at Home is meeting an unmet need,” Jennifer said. “We are really excited to help seniors in the West Valley age in place in their homes.”

This year’s Best of West Awards drew more than 400 business and community leaders and elected officials from across the valley to celebrate excellence in economic development, quality of life and innovation in the West Valley.

The SHAH program was launched in January this year and already has 19 members, with several more applicants going through the process, which include meeting medical and financial qualifications.

Click HERE to read an azcentral article about the event and the award winners.

Sun Health at Home

Sun Health at Home is a nonprofit “continuing care at home” program that offers highly personalized support and coordinated services designed to allow seniors to remain in their homes, safely and confidently, as they get older. It combines the assurance of needed support, personalized coordination of services and a cost-effective alternative or complement to long-term care insurance, all leading to the highest possible level of independence.

WESTMARC—the Western Maricopa Coalition—is a public-private partnership of the 15 communities, the business community and the educational sector in the West Valley. The WESTMARC annual Best of the West awards competition began in 1993 as a way to recognize outstanding contributions to the image, lifestyle, and economic development of the West Valley – the portion of Maricopa County west of Interstate 17.

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