Mercy, Noble Partner on Diabetes-education Services

WESTFIELD — The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center is collaborating with Noble Hospital to offer diabetes-education services to patients in the Westfield area.

Mercy Diabetes Education at Noble serves adult patients with all types of diabetes, and offers both individual and group diabetes-management education provided by certified diabetes educators. The program is located on the third floor of the Noble Hospital Outpatient Services Department.

The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center is a recipient of continued education recognition from the American Diabetes Assoc. (ADA) for providing high-quality education services to the patients it serves. The ADA recognition effort is a voluntary process, which assures that approved education programs have met the national standards for diabetes self-management education programs. According to the ADA, programs that achieve this recognition have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide state-of-the-art information about diabetes management for participants.

“The Diabetes Education Center at Mercy Medical Center is known for providing patients with diabetes education that is both comprehensive and designed to foster self-management of their treatment regimen,” said Daniel Moen, president and CEO of the Sisters of Providence Health System. “These self-care skills are vital tools that empower patients to take an active role in the management of their diabetes and the prevention of complications from the disease. We are pleased to offer these important services to residents of Greater Westfield.”

Ronald Bryant, president and CEO of Noble Hospital, said he is “excited about offering this program. Noble accomplishes its mission by adding services that promote good health in our community. The Diabetes Education Center will fill a void for our patients and their physicians. We look forward to its success.”

A written physician’s referral is required for services at Mercy Diabetes Education at Noble, and most insurance plans are accepted. For more information about the program, contact Mary Anne Sopelak, Mercy’s education coordinator, at (413) 748-7000.