Memorial Hospital receives recognition from American Diabetes Association

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CARTHAGE, Ill. — The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes, recently announced the recognition of the diabetes health and wellness program at Memorial Hospital in Carthage through the education recognition program.

The ADA’s education recognition certificate assures educational services meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education and support. The standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and revised in 1994, 2000, 2007, 2012 and 2017.

The program promotes quality diabetes self-management education and support for people with diabetes by certifying that services adhere to the national standards. Services certified by the ADA’s education recognition program offer a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.

Services apply for recognition voluntarily. ADA-ERP recognition lasts for four years.

“Daily self-management skills are absolutely essential for people to effectively navigate the 24/7 challenges of living with diabetes, helping to keep them healthy and prevent or delay the serious complications of diabetes,” said Linda Cann, the ADA’s senior vice president of professional services, in a press release. “We applaud the diabetes health and wellness program at Memorial Hospital in Carthage for its commitment to providing high-quality, evidence-based education and support for people with diabetes.”

Ashlyn Housewright, executive director of the community health and wellness program at Memorial Hospital said, “We look forward to our accredited program’s impact on our patients and community
in the next four years. There are great things to come for diabetes prevention and management for our

For more information, call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit


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