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NUWAY® honored at UCare’s “A Salute to Excellence!” celebration

Monique Bourgeois, NUWAY®’s Chief Community Relations Officer with UCare’s Jennifer Garber, Vice President of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders and SNBC Programs and President and CEO Hilary Marden-Resnik receiving UCare’s Innovation Award on October 13, 2022.

NUWAY® is recognized for housing support innovation in mental health and addiction recovery

UCare held its 14th annual “A Salute to Excellence!” event Thursday evening, October 13, to recognize 22 clinics and care systems with top results in 2021 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures – including preventive care, disease management, behavioral health, maternity care, care transitions and medication management. NUWAY® received UCare’s Innovation Award for implementing innovative strategies to improve the mental health and addiction recovery of UCare members. NUWAY® was recognized for addressing housing insecurity as part of addiction care to help individuals who struggle most gain access to sustainable recovery from addiction.

This year’s A Salute to Excellence! was hosted online and in person, with more than 50 health care clinicians and staff in attendance. The evening opened with remarks from UCare President and CEO Hilary Marden-Resnik, followed by a feature presentation from the Vice President of Primary Care at Park Nicollet about establishing a continuously effective quality program. UCare’s Innovation Award was then presented to NUWAY® by UCare Vice President of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders, and SNBC Programs Jennifer Garber. Next, UCare Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Tenbit Emiru, MD, PhD, MBA, honored guests with UCare Excellence in Health Care Awards for their quality results.

“Speaking on behalf of our Board of Directors and leaders, we feel deep gratitude for what we at UCare call “people power” and for your partnership in making sure our members get the care they need – and even more importantly – the quality of care they deserve,” said Marden-Resnik at the event. “Like we do every day at UCare you put your patients and our members first.”

About NUWAY® Established in 1966, NUWAY®is a non-profit, evidence-based addiction and co-occurring mental health treatment provider specializing in extended care and accredited by The Joint Commission. With residential and outpatient treatment facilities throughout Minnesota, NUWAY® helps clients access a coordinated continuum of care that includes treatment, access to recovery housing, peer support services, and other community resources. NUWAY® offers medium-intensity residential treatment, intensive outpatient and outpatient continuing care for adults of all genders. Lengths of stay are individualized to client’s needs. NUWAY® is GLBTQIA+ and medication-assisted treatment safe and friendly. NUWAY® is managed by NUWAY Alliance, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, innovation, and recovery access.