South Shore Hospital Diabetes Center Earns ADA Recognition
For Immediate Release: Media Contact: Sarah Darcy May 12, 2009 (781) 624-8970
South Weymouth, Mass., May 12, 2009-- The Diabetes Center at South Shore Hospital has earned “Continued Recognition” from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). ADA recognizes our center’s educational services as meeting the national standards for diabetes self-management education. In 2008, some of the initiatives advanced by our Diabetes Center included:
Offering group classes in the evening for a family-centered approach to diabetes care.
Working to successfully implement standardized protocols for the treatment of diabetes.
Offering an outpatient diabetes program co-taught by dietitians, exercise physiologists and diabetes nurses.
Adding an inpatient diabetes educator to help patients improve glycemic control and to help them transition from inpatient to outpatient status.
The Diabetes Center at South Shore Hospital continues to benefit the community by providing diabetics with comprehensive education about self-managing their disease, with a focus on keeping well and managing diabetes during periods of illness. Call (781) 624-4166 for more information about the Diabetes Center’s programs.
South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 800-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,500 people, supported by a team of 500 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care.