SOMC Diabetes Education Receives Renewed ADA CertificationPosted on November 30, 2007

The Diabetes Education Program at Southern Ohio Medical Center has received a new three-year Education Recognition Certification from the American Diabetes Association. This program offers high-quality education services to the patients it serves. “The ADA recognition process gives professionals a national standard by which to measure the quality of the services they provide,” Stacey Stevens, RN, Diabetes Education Coordinator at SOMC said. “And, of course, it helps patients to identify these quality programs.” Wasim Deeb, MD, an endocrinologist on staff at SOMC, says the renewed certification reflects the importance of teaching diabetes management through a high-quality process and sustaining world-class service. “The medical professionals on staff here at SOMC have provided essential input into this complex process of creating a high-quality educational program for managing diabetes,” Dr. Deeb says. “Achieving this renewed certification demonstrates our capacity to benchmark against the best in the nation.” Dr. Deeb says addressing the many issues of diabetes care in one program helps the patient better manage the disease and many of the related problems that can arise. He points out that knowing these issues can prevent complications and unnecessary hospital admissions as well. For more information about the SOMC Diabetes Education Program, contact Stacey Stevens at (740) 356-8670.
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