Diabetes Classes Receive National Accreditation
January 29, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Jackson Meeks
Lafayette, CO – Jan. 29, 2014 – Let’s Talk Diabetes & Gestational Diabetes, two classes offered free
of charge to the public at Good Samaritan Medical Center have been accredited by the American
Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
Accreditation conveys that the Let’s Talk Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes classes meet national
standards for diabetes education. Patients who have or are at risk for diabetes can benefit greatly
from the diabetes classes taught by a registered nurse certified diabetes educator, a dietitian, and a
“Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so
AADE’s accreditation program was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the
patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Program Director, Diabetes Education
Accreditation Program. “Let’s Talk Diabetes & Gestational Diabetes at Good Samaritan Medical
Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in
Susan Dillon, Director of the program said, “Our mission is to provide the best care for the
communities we serve and we believe this program helps us achieve that – for free and at the highest
“Let’s Talk Diabetes” and “Gestational Diabetes” classes are held in the Health and Healing Center
located at 300 Exempla Circle, Suite 240, Lafayette, CO 80026. Call 303-689-4595 for additional
information and class schedule.
About Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center opened December 1, 2004 and is a community-based, 234
bed acute-care hospital located in Lafayette, CO. The medical center is part of the SCL Health
System (Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth). Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center’s premier
services include a Comprehensive Cancer Center, Level II Trauma designation, Heart and
Neurovascular Center, robotic surgery, Primary Stroke Center, Integrative Health and Healing Center,
“baby friendly” birthing center and emergency services including a Senior Emergency Room.
To learn more, visit www.exemplagoodsamaritan.org.
Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center | 200 Exempla Circle, Lafayette, CO 80026 | 303-689-4000