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The Center for Diabetes Education Receives ADA Recognition

The Center for Diabetes at Springfield Hospital’s self-management education program was awarded continued Recognition from the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

The ADA Education Recognition effort, which began in the fall of 1986,  is a voluntary process which assures that approved education programs have met the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management education Programs. Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the art information about diabetes management for participants. In addition, the Center for Diabetes team is certified in diabetic education by the ADA. The team includes Mary Jane McDevitt, R.N., B.S., CDE; Kathleen Plecenik, B.S.N., R.N., CDE; Mary Weldon, R.N., CDE; and Lynn Diven, RD, CDE.

The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the national Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994 and 2000. Recertification takes place every four years; The Center for Diabetes received initial certification in 2006.

This recognition includes the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake and Community Hospital Center for Diabetes sites also.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes, call (610) 328-8920 or visit

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