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Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hospital Receives National Recognition for Quality Diabetes Care

New Britain [December 19 2007] - The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at The Hospital of Central Connecticut has received recognition for providing quality diabetes care from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), an organization in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

James Bernene, M.D., Latha Dulipsingh, M.D., Youssef B. Khawaja, M.D., William A. Petit Jr., M.D., Michael Radin, M.D., and Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D. were recognized for using evidence-based measures in the provision of excellent care to their patients with diabetes.

The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program(DPRP) is a voluntary program designed to recognize physicians for providing the highest level of diabetes care. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, data are submitted to NCQA on key diabetes care measures. These measures include eye exams, blood pressure control, HbA1c control, LDL control, nephropathy assessment, smoking status and others. People with diabetes who receive the quality care outlined by these measures are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of healthcare organizations and recognizes physicians in key clinical areas.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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