The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has granted the AAMI Foundation a gold award for its patient safety initiatives—an award that honors the foundation’s work with the National Coalition for Alarm Management Safety and the National Coalition to Promote Continuous Monitoring Patients on Opioids. Thirty gold and 55 silver winners were honored with Power of A Awards out of a record 147 entries.

Marilyn Neder Flack, senior vice president of patient safety initiatives and executive director of the AAMI Foundation, says the award “reflects the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers who dedicate their time, expertise, and passion to improving the status quo.” She adds: “Through their collaboration, they are leading the charge to bring about improvements in areas that affect millions of patients every day—such as infusion therapy safety, alarm fatigue, and continuous monitoring of patients on opioids.”

The AAMI Foundation and the other gold winners will now compete for a Summit Award—ASAE’s highest honor. These winners will be recognized at the 17th Annual Summit Awards Dinner on October 5 in Washington, DC.

ASAE officials say the Power of A Awards highlight the contributions associations make on a local, national, and global level. “They honor the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals in the areas of enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation, and making a better world,” they add.