State honors CAC director for healthcare work

Miller and Larkin

Dr. Ellen Miller, executive director of UIndy’s Center for Aging & Community, received the state health commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Public Health on Monday in recognition of her outstanding contributions in promoting, protecting and providing for the health of people in Indiana.

Commissioner Gregory Larkin, M.D., thanked Miller for helping ISDH in its “daily work to move forward the heavy ball of public health.”

Under Miller, CAC has led two successful quality initiatives for ISDH — the Indiana Pressure Ulcer Initiative and the Indiana Healthcare Associated Infections Initiative — seeking to improve delivery of care, cost-effectiveness and quality of life for patients.

“CAC has enjoyed a tremendous working relationship with ISDH,” Miller told the center’s All Things Aging blog. “We look forward to continuing to serve the state and Indiana’s older adults. While this award has my name on it, it really belongs to everyone at the Center for Aging & Community and our partnering organizations who worked so diligently to make these initiatives a success.”

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