Thursday, October 20, 2016

Diabetes Program becomes Medicare Certified

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

The Diabetes Program at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has become a Medicare Certified Diabetes Self-Management Education program through AADE-Accreditation

BALTIMORE, MD (July 29, 2016) — Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s (MWPH) Diabetes Education Program was recently accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This will allow the children in Maryland with Diabetes increased access to high quality diabetes education services.
Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes educators who have extensive training.
The Diabetes Program is offered at both the Baltimore and Prince George’s County locations of MWPH and education classes are held quarterly at the Baltimore location.
 “I am proud to be a part of a team that delivers high-quality patient care and diabetes education,” said Program Director Ellie Kagan, CRNP, CDE. “We use a multi-disciplinary approach to best meet our patients’ needs.  Gaining accreditation means that we can continue to grow and build our program enabling us to serve more children and families.  We are excited to be recognized as a leader in the diabetes care community.”   
“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.  Programs that meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program.  “Mt. Washington’s diabetes program is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”
To make an appointment at either of the hospital’s locations, please see below:
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
1708 W. Rogers Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital at Prince George’s County Hospital Center
3001 Hospital Dr., 4th Floor
Cheverly, MD 20785

About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides family-centered, integrated care to children with serious, chronic or complex medical needs. Since 1922, the hospital has helped children heal from illness and injury, and now treats more than 8,000 patients each year. With locations in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County, the 102-bed post-acute hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of the University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine. For more information, please visit


Jill Feinberg | 410-578-2681
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