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August 10, 2022

Trumbull Regional Medical Center's Inpatient Diabetes Program One of Six in the State to Earn Advanced Certification

Trumbull Regional Medical Center’s Inpatient Diabetes Program has earned The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for the twelfth consecutive year.

The program is one of only 60 in the United States, one of six in Ohio, and the only in the Mahoning Valley to earn this distinguished certification—further proving the hospital’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care to the community.

“Diabetes affects more than 37 million Americans and is a major cause of heart attack, stroke, and other serious health conditions” said Linda Tominey, RN, BSN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator at Trumbull Regional Medical Center. “Diabetes-related health complications can be serious, that’s why it is important to properly manage diabetes through diet, exercise, and regular medical care. We assist patients using a comprehensive approach to control blood sugar levels and minimize complications” said Tominey.

The Inpatient Diabetes Program at Trumbull Regional follows evidence based best practice for the care of the inpatient diabetes population and improved outcomes. Recertification is required every two years with an onsite visit from The Joint Commission. Other requirements include monthly performance improvement measures, inpatient satisfaction measures, hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia rates with analysis, and education of all diabetes inpatients and staff.

Trumbull Regional also offers Diabetes Education, a self-management outpatient education program designed to educate, motivate, and support adults and children living with prediabetes, type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes. The Diabetes Education Program is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in accordance with the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs.

For more information on the inpatient and outpatient diabetes programs at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, call 330-841-9689.