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Sun Health Communities Receives Multiple Awards at Arizona LeadingAge’s 2019 Annual Conference

Post date: 6/17/2019

SURPRISE, Ariz., June 17, 2019 – At its recent annual expo and awards luncheon, Arizona LeadingAge presented Sun Health with three awards, including the 2019 Innovation award, a 2019 Excellence in Service award and a 2019 Best Practices award.

Sun Health received the 2019 Innovation Award for its continuing care at home membership program, Sun Health At Home®. The award recognizes innovative programs or services in technology advancement, environmental design and impact to residents or employees. By integrating technology with personalized services, Sun Health At Home has shown that it improves seniors’ quality of life and provides  them and their families with the peace of mind to know that should they need assistance or higher levels of care, it is taken care of for them. Sun Health At Home, the first program of its kind in Arizona, gives members the opportunity to continue living independently wherever they call home, with the assurance of knowing they have guaranteed lifetime access to health care should their health needs ever change, with highly personalized support provided by a Sun Health Wellness Coordinator.

Grandview Terrace Housekeeper Esperanza Gutierrez received the 2019 Excellence in Service award for her commitment to preserving the dignity, wellbeing and independence of residents while showing warmth, compassion and understanding for their needs. Opened in 1997, Grandview Terrace is a nonprofit community located in Sun City West. Grandview Terrace offers independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

La Loma Village was awarded the 2019 Best Practices award for its lifestyle and fitness program, which recognizes an innovative approach or creative solution to improving the quality of service in long-term care and senior housing. Opened in 2005, La Loma Village is a nonprofit community located next to Luke Air Force Base in the heart of Litchfield Park. The land for La Loma Village was donated to Sun Health by Edith Litchfield Denny and Wally Denny of the Goodyear Tire family, with the vision that it would be used to provide the highest level of independence, care and comfort to members of the community. La Loma Village offers independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

“Every day, Sun Health exemplifies our vision to be the leading advocate for healthy living across everything we do,” said Sun Health president and CEO Joe La Rue. “I’m constantly proud of the unique programs and services we offer, and more importantly the staff who work for our organization.”

Sun Health employees and programs are frequently recognized by Arizona LeadingAge. Last year, Amber Swenson, catering coordinator at Grandview Terrace, received an Excellence in Service award. And, this is the fifth straight year that a Sun Health employee has received an “Excellence in Service” award.