CFMCH to open diabetes center in September
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is proud to announce its affiliation with the Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center, a global leader in diabetes research, education and care and an affiliated institution of the Harvard Medical School. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will offer some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services.
Cy-Fair is eager to bring a leader in diabetes care and education to our community," says Terry Wheeler, chief executive officer of the hospital in northwest Houston. Diabetes is a major health issue affecting our local community, and we look forward to bringing high levels of care and education to our patients."
About Joslin and Its Affiliated Programs
The Joslin Diabetes Center is dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Among the Harvard Medical School Affiliated institutions, Joslin is one of the most research-intensive academic medical centers and is unique in its sole focus on diabetes. At Joslin, researchers and clinicians prevent, treat and strive to cure diabetes and its complications.
Founded in 1898 by Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., the organization today has three major divisions: Joslin Research, a collaborative research program aimed at preventing and curing type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their long-term complications; Joslin Clinic, the world's first diabetes care facility located in Boston; and Joslin Strategic Initiatives, which focuses on improving the quality of diabetes care around the globe through programs such as its Affiliate Centers.
Joslin's Affiliated Programs was established in 1987 to make Joslin's programs, services, and expertise available to premier health care providers across the United States. Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be one of only 31 nationwide and 2 international Affiliate locations. Joslin provides clinical, educational, operational and marketing support to its Affiliates to help assure that high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective diabetes care is available to each partner's community ensuring that these organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with some of the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.
Over 10% of adults in Texas have diabetes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and statistically, a third of them don't know they have the disease," said Judy Eyres Goodwin, Vice President and Managing Director of Joslin Strategic Initiatives division. We look forward to working with the professionals at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital to bring Joslin's integrated care to people with diabetes and related conditions in the region."
About the Affiliate at Cy-Fair
Dr. Elliott P. Joslin is credited with creating modern day diabetes care, which utilizes a combined medical and educational team approach to offer knowledge and skills to patients and their families so they can manage the daily challenges of diabetes and prevent complications. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will incorporate this philosophy into its patient care.
The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cy-Fair will offer advanced clinical care for the treatment of diabetes for patients ages 18 and older, as well as patient education and support services. This multidisciplinary program will offer services for:
- Diabetes screening
- Comprehensive diabetes care and management
- Complication screening, prevention and treatment
- Weight management and nutritional counseling
- Medication management
- Insulin pump management
- Self-care and self-management
- Gestational diabetes management
The patients of the center will be cared for by a dedicated, highly experienced team including a board certified endocrinologist, registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and other medical and support professionals.
Located in the Cy-Fair Professional Building I at 11302 Fallbrook Drive, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital will be open for appointments starting in September.
For more information, visit JoslinDiabetesCyFair.com.
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