Sheryl Slonim, Saint Peter's president and CEO, Ruth Ann Petzinger, RN, CDE, and Theresa Wyman, RD, CDE (r to l) accept the award.
Ruth Ann Petzinger, RN, a certified diabetes educator and program coordinator of Saint Peter's Center for Diabetes Self-Management Education program, said Saint Peter's has been offering outpatient diabetes education since 1982 and has taught thousands of patients how to effectively manager diabetes and lead healthy lives.
The ADA recognized Saint Peter
's Diabetes Care and Control Center, Maternal Fetal Medicine Service, the Pediatrics Endocrine Division and the Women's Ambulatory Care Center.
said the certified diabetes educators at Saint Peter
's dedicate an average of five hours to each outpatient, and work with inpatients throughout Saint Peter's
also said the education program is open to anyone with diabetes, whether or not they are a patient of the DCCC.
"We are truly geared to help our community," Ruth Ann