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American Diabetes Association of Rochester Honors Unity’s Community Diabetes Collaborative

The Rochester chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) honored Unity Health System’s Community Diabetes Collaborative (CDC) with the 2013 ADA Community Partnership Award.

The CDC was honored for its work with Rochester-area patients to improve blood glucose levels by 14 percent in its first 18 months. The group was recognized at the ADA’s annual Mission Recognition reception at Mario’s Restaurant in Pittsford on December 11.

The Community Diabetes Collaborative was established by Unity Health System in 2011. The program introduced innovative clinical approaches and systems to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes in collaboration with primary care physicians, specialists, and support staff within Unity and the Greater Rochester community. The Rochester RHIO provided assistance and information exchange services that helped physicians and staff access relevant clinical information among participating community providers.

“We’re so proud of the success that we’ve had with our patients and our colleagues who have been involved in this collaborative effort,” said Joyce Zimowski, Senior Vice President of Unity Medical Group. “What an honor it is to be recognized by our peers. We look forward to the continued success of this program.”

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At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Stroke Center, Brain Injury & Physical Rehabilitation, and Chemical Dependency. Our Center for Aging has the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults which includes specialized care for dementia, a chronic ventilator unit, three skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, a short-stay transitional care center, home health services, adult day programs, and The Villages at Unity – an independent senior living community. ACM Medical Laboratory is a world leader of patient and clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and India, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our overall employee and patient satisfaction ratings and quality outcomes. For more information, visit www.unityhealth.org.