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CMH diabetes program receives national recognition

Hospital news | Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Contact: Sarah Bello

CDC honors hospital

ASTORIA, Ore. — CMH is pleased to announce that its Diabetes Prevention Program has received Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Recognition Plus.

This designation is reserved for programs “that have delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition and additional retention thresholds,” according to the CDC.

CMH’s recognition will last for five years.

“The sustained success of your lifestyle change program makes an invaluable contribution to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, both in your community and nationally,” says Miriam Bell, team lead for the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. “We appreciate your participation in the National DPP, and we are committed to working with you.”

Arna Vanebo Pyle, registered/licensed dietitian, is the team lead for CMH’s DPP program.

“She spent gobs of hours working on this and taught all the classes with Melissa Morris,” says Vann Lovett, Nutrition Services and Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab manager.

CMH is thankful for Arna and Melissa’s hard work and dedication to fighting type 2 diabetes in our community. Great job!