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Care Ring earns national recognition for efforts aimed at managing type 2 diabetes and CVD risk.
CHARLOTTE, NC — Care Ring has received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Participation Award for implementing quality improvement measures addressing the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease in outpatient settings.
Every 80 seconds, an adult with diabetes in the U.S. is hospitalized for heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. To earn the Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ award, organizations must commit to improving the health of their patients through high quality care related to type 2 diabetes and management of cardiovascular risk factors with the ultimate goal of reducing cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks, and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes.
“Care Ring is dedicated to providing specialized care for patients with type 2 diabetes in managing their cardiovascular risk factors,” said Carolyn Mullins, Chief Operating Officer. “We are pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our execution of quality care through Target: Type 2 Diabetes. The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.”
The Participant award recognizes practices that have completed data submission, including clinical measure entry, and committed to improving quality of care through awareness, detection, and management of type 2 diabetes by educating and empowering patients with evidence-based information and tools.
“More than 30 million Americans live with diabetes and cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for people living with type 2 diabetes,” said Gregg C. Fonarow, MD, FAHA, volunteer expert from the American Heart Association and chief of the UCLA Division of Cardiology, director of the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center, and co-director of UCLA’s Preventive Cardiology Program. “Organizations that participate in programs like this help raise awareness of the link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and can improve the patient outcomes. We are pleased to recognize Care Ring for their commitment to quality care.”
Kelly Musante, Chief Development Officer, [email protected]