By Renée Louzon-Benn
Sun Life Family Health Center's Family Practice office received the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice award, presented by the Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI).
The Dr. Daniel T. Cloud Award is a prestigious award recognizing only those practices and clinics showing leadership and dedication in the field of immunization by reaching 90% immunization coverage levels of their two-year-old patients. Sun Life is recognized as an outstanding example to Arizona providers of best practices. Sun Life's Director of Nursing, Marion Levett, RN, accepted the award on behalf of Sun Life, at TAPI's annual "Arizona Big Shots Award Reception" held April 21, 2009 in Phoenix.
"Immunization is one of the most important ways to protect individuals, families and communities against serious infectious diseases and their consequences. At Sun Life Family Health Center, our family practice team implemented, and maintains an aggressive recall system to ensure our young patients are current with their immunizations," said Travis J. Robinette, Sun Life's Chief Executive Officer. "We are proud to have achieved this goal at our Casa Grande office, and are striving to meet and exceed TAPI's immunization goals at all of our sites."
Over the past eleven years, The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) and it's more than 500 supporters have worked together for the common goal of improving rates of immunization for infants in Arizona. The dedication of health-minded corporations, local and state government agencies, community groups, and individuals has proven invaluable as the goal of 90% immunization coverage for Arizona's 2 year-olds becomes a reality.
As of January 1, 2001, TAPI became The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI), expanding it's mission to not only address immunization issues for children but for Arizonans of all ages. Not only was 2001 a new millennium and a new name for TAPI, but also a new award was introduced. This award, in honor of TAPI's Chairperson, Dr. Daniel T. Cloud, was introduced for practices or clinics reaching 90% immunization coverage levels for their 2-year old populations.