Special for the News Herald
Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge’s Diabetes Self-Management Education Service has received American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Status for High Quality Educational Services at Mountain Valley Health Center, Lenoir Family Medicine, Cajah’s Mountain Medical Associates, Valdese Medical Associates, Table Rock Family Medicine, Family Medical Associates, Women’s Health Group-Morganton, and McDowell Medical Associates.
The Diabetes Self-Management Education Department at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge is managed by Kristy Guillen, PharmD, CPP, CDCES, Director of Pharmacy and Diabetes Program Coordinator, and staffed by pharmacists and diabetes educators. certified by the Board of Directors, Alexandria Powell, PharmD, CPP, CDCES, BC-ADM and Carrie Neal, PharmD, CDCES.
The American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Program has grown to be the primary quality assurance mechanism for diabetes education and support services across the country. Services that achieve recognition status are staffed with knowledgeable healthcare professionals who provide participants with comprehensive information on diabetes management.
“The process provides professionals with national standards against which to measure the quality of the services they provide,” Guillen said.
Education recognition status is verified by ADA certification and awarded for four years.