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Medical Center of Lewisville earn Inpatient Diabetes Certification
Medical Center of Lewisville has received Joint Commission certification in Inpatient Diabetes care. MCL is the FIRST facility in Denton County to receive this designation and one of only three approved programs in the state of Texas.
Medical Center of Lewisville (MCL) underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2010. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Medical Center of Lewisville has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with diabetes," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Medical Center of Lewisville for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,”
Patient education is a primary focus for MCL. With a goal to provide 100% diabetes education, all patients with a diagnosis of diabetes are provided the Eight Steps to Managing Your Diabetes booklet on admission. This booklet was created to provide consistent education to all patients with diabetes. Education starts on admission and nurses are trained about their impact based on the frequency of patient interactions. They have a great opportunity to help patients who “don’t know what they don’t know”. Patients sometimes don’t ask questions because they don’t know what to ask. This booklet, which the patient works through until discharge, covers eight topics on diabetes and educates the patient on how the topic applies to them.
In addition to inpatient diabetes management, Medical Center of Lewisville also offers an outpatient Diabetes Self Management Program. Learn more at www.lewisvillemedical.com.
About The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities. Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.
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Medical Center of Lewisville began as a small community hospital in 1976. Today, as a 202-bed full-service facility, we continue to be a leader and excel in providing high quality, compassionate, family-centered healthcare to our community.