MHSACM Announces 2007 Recognition Awards

Andrew Keith of The Home for Little Wanderers honored

Keith Press Release 10-18-07
NATICK, MA — Mental Health and Substance Abuse Corporations of Massachusetts, Inc. (MHSACM), a statewide organization representing over eighty-eight community-based behavioral healthcare provider organizations, announced its 2007 Recognition Awards at its annual Provider Celebration on October 16, 2007. Each year, MHSACM recognizes human service employees, consumer and family advocates and others who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of mental health and substance abuse.

Andrew Keith, Director of Contracts and Billing, for The Home for Little Wanderers, was presented with the Excellence in Quality and Innovation Award for Administration and Finance Management for his exceptional management of The Home for Little Wanderers’ finances, operations, and program support. Sound financial management enables community organizations like The Home for Little Wanderers to serve individuals and families with behavioral healthcare needs efficiently and effectively.

"At this Celebration, we honor individuals like Andrew Keith whose important work enables community organizations to better serve individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders and their families," said Vic DiGravio, MHSACM President/CEO. "Through his extensive experience and skill in budget development, tracking expenses, and providing program support, Andy has ensured that not only vulnerable individuals receive the care necessary to live independently in our communities but that taxpayers get good value for their investment in families."

"I am deeply honored to receive the Excellence in Quality and Innovation Award for Administration and Finance Management," said Keith. "I am extremely proud to have been part of a team at The Home for Little Wanderers that has developed a continuum of quality services for children and families."

MHSACM honored the awardees at a ceremony in Natick. MHSACM members are the primary providers of mental health and substance abuse services in Massachusetts. Member providers and their 20,000 dedicated employees provide clinically effective and cost-sensitive care to 117,000 individuals on any given day in communities throughout the state.

 

 

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