Eight New York healthcare professionals, providers, health policy groups and social service organizations have been named recipients of the 2017 IPRO Quality Awards. The awards, given annually by IPRO, recognize organizations and professionals that demonstrate a commitment to improving the quality of care provided to New York’s Medicare beneficiaries. The awards were given during IPRO’s 33rd Annual Membership Meeting, June 6th at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel. “These awardees represent a diverse array of professionals and organizations, working with IPRO in such areas as diabetes self-management education, sepsis awareness, improving transitions of care, and facilitating end-of-life care discussions between healthcare professionals and their patients,” says Clare B. Bradley MD, MPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, IPRO. “New York’s Medicare beneficiaries, and New Yorkers of all ages, are better off due to their efforts.” Awardees include Amy Bowerman, RN, Director of Quality Improvement, VNA of Utica and Oneida County; CHAT, a partnership between The Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Hofstra University Law School; the John T. Mather Memorial Hospital; Putnam Hospital Center; Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc.; St Luke’s Cornwall Hospital; Touro College Aging and Longevity Law Institute and Wingate Healthcare’s Wingate at Ulster and Wingate at Beacon. For more information on the honorees, please go to http://ipro.org/about/ipro-quality-awards.