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HRMC Diabetes Education Program is AADE-accredited

The Diabetes Education Program at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center recently received accreditation from the American Association of Diabetes Educators. HRMC's program has been in existence for several years and provides area residents with increased access to critical 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. At HRMC, this education is provided by the team of Certified Diabetes Educator Donna Kendrick, RN,BSN,CDE; and Registered Dieticians Christine Meissner, MS, RD, and Rita Ryan, RD.

"We offer one-on-one, quality diabetes counseling and classes for patients who have been diagnosed with diabetes or who have been diabetic for a while and need to improve their health management," explained Kendrick. "This is a team approach," she emphasized. "We work with the physicians as part of the patient's care team to provide the patient with the skills needed to experience a high quality of life, despite their diabetes." more

Cardiopulmonary Department Earns Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center's Cardiopulmonary Department recently earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) through a national program designed to help patients make informed decisions about the quality of respiratory care services available in hospitals.

Approximately 700 hospitals, or roughly 15% of 5,000 hospitals in the United States have applied for and received this award. This is the fifth consecutive year that HRMC has earned this recognition.

The QRCR program was started by the American Association for Respiratory Care in 2003 to help consumers identify those facilities using qualified respiratory therapists to provide respiratory care. Hospitals earning the QRCR designation ensure patient safety by agreeing to adhere to a strict set of criteria governing their respiratory care services. more

Atlantic Health System, Adventist Healthcare Announce Hackettstown Regional Medical Center Transfer Of Ownership

MORRISTOWN, NJ JANUARY 29, 2014 - Atlantic Health System and Adventist HealthCare announced today that the boards of directors of both health care systems have agreed to transfer ownership of Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, a 111-bed acute care hospital, from Adventist HealthCare to Atlantic Health System.

"Adding Hackettstown Regional Medical Center to the Atlantic Health System family is a natural fit," said Joseph A. Trunfio, President and CEO, Atlantic Health System. "The hospital has served its community and region for decades, and this affiliation will provide patients in the area with expanded access to high quality, specialized services and programs."

The announcement of the transaction, which is subject to state regulatory review which could span several months, follows the completion of a merger between Atlantic Health System and Chilton Hospital on January 1, 2014.

"Our patients are familiar with the excellent caliber of care and extensive services offered by Atlantic Health System hospitals," said Jason Coe, President, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center. "Joining the Atlantic Health System family will give the Hackettstown community access to more specialists and services throughout the system, from cardiovascular to neonatal, to oncology, neuroscience and more." more