ADA recognizes Freeman

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - ADA recognizes Freeman

JOPLIN, Mo.—Freeman Health System Outpatient Diabetes Education Program received continued recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) through February 2012. Freeman was originally recognized in February 2000. Recognition signifies that the Freeman diabetes self-management education program offers high-quality education to patients in our community.

"Freeman is proud to receive this recognition. The recognition process gives us a national standard by which to measure the quality of our services and gives our community confidence in the comprehensive education provided through our program," said Susan Pittman, RD, LD, CDE, Freeman Health System Certified Diabetes Educator.

Assuring high quality education for patient self-care is one of the primary goals of the education recognition program. The ADA education recognition effort is a voluntary process that assures that approved education programs have met National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. Programs that achieve recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management to participants.

About Freeman Health System

Not-for-profit, community-owned, and locally governed, Freeman Health System is a 404-bed, three-hospital system. Based in Joplin, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Missouri, Freeman provides comprehensive healthcare and behavioral health services to an area that includes more than 450,000 residents from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

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