Minnetonka-based nonprofit Senior Community Services has recognized Park Nicollet with the Key Community Partner Award for the health organization’s work with seniors in the community.
The Aging Initiative is convened by the Park Nicollet Foundation in partnership with the St. Louis Park Senior Program, the city of St. Louis Park, and the Nurturing Our Retired Citizens project. More than 60 community leaders have convened at monthly meetings to discuss health-related needs for seniors and to build relationships.
Park Nicollet has also partnered with many metro firefighters for home visitations after a senior is released from the hospital. This is designed to reduce costly and inconvenient hospital readmissions.
This year, Park Nicollet received the Minnesota Hospital Association Innovation of the Year Award in patient care.
Park Nicollet works with Senior Community Services by participating in “Navigating Medicare” classes presented by Senior Community Services for staff and by providing funding through the Park Nicollet Foundation. Park Nicollet’s director of nursing and population health services is on the Senior Community Services board of directors.
Park Nicollet’s track record of understanding and prioritizing the issues facing seniors and their families as well as their strong partnership with Senior Community Services earned them one of six 2015 Key Community Partner Awards, according to Senior Community Services.