KRMC’s Joshua Tree Pediatrics Wins Award for Vaccine Administration
By Kingman Regional Medical Center Staff
The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) has honored KRMC’s Joshua Tree Pediatrics with three distinct awards in recognition of the practice’s immunization success.
TAPI has awarded Joshua Tree with both the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award for both their toddler and teen vaccination rates. Joshua Tree pediatrician Dr. Lyanna LaFredo also personally received a TAPI Big Shot award for her high rates of immunization and her efforts in vaccine education within the community.
The Toddler award is presented to practices that have achieved the highest standard of immunizations by reaching a 90% coverage level for 4 DTaP, 3 Polio, 1 MMR, 3 Hib, 3 Hep B and 1 Varicella for two year olds. The Teen award is presented to practices that have reached a 90% coverage level for 1 Tdap, 1 MCV, and 3 HPV vaccinations for 15 year-olds.
The Daniel T. Cloud Award recognizes recipients for two years; Joshua Tree also won the Toddler Award in 2016.
Jennifer Steed, Joshua Tree’s medical office coordinator, nominated Dr. Lyanna LaFredo for a Big Shot Award. In her statement, she praised Dr. LaFredo for being “a compassionate and dedicated care provider” and an “avid vaccinator.” She lauded Dr. LaFredo’s efforts in parent and community education, saying she provides printed materials and access to videos to help signify the importance of immunizations.
On April 18th of this year, Steed, Vanessa Selina, MA, and Dr. LaFredo traveled to Phoenix to attend the TAPI Arizona Big Shots Awards Ceremony and accept their awards on behalf of the practice.