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Westfield Memorial Hospital
Westfield Memorial Hospital’s Diabetes Education Program has attained national recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Westfield Memorial Hospital (WMH) successfully achieved the ADA National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education to promote quality education for people with diabetes.
WMH was subjected to rigorous review of the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education which includes overall performance; a collaborative education plan and approved curriculum; qualified educators; documented administrative support; and meeting documentations standards.
The Westfield Diabetes Self Management Education and Support Program provides patients with:
- Meal planning and carbohydrate counting
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Medication information
- Tips for living healthy with diabetes
- Individual goal setting and problem solving
- Patient support outside of the health care setting
Diabetes patients can expect all instruction from a registered dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator. Patients will have an opportunity to collaborate on their care to ensure the maximum health benefit which will include fewer complications and an improved quality of life.
For more information on the Westfield Diabetes Program, please call 716-793-2222.
For additional information about Saint Vincent Hospital and Westfield Memorial Hospital please visit www.SaintVincentHealth.com/About/Westfield-Memorial/Community-Health-Services.