Raritan Bay Medical Center and Joslin Diabetes Center Announce Affiliation

PERTH AMBOY, NJ, March 21, 2014 –┬áRaritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is proud to announce that it is now an affiliate of Joslin Diabetes Center. As an affiliate of the world’s preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization, Raritan Bay Medical Center now offers some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services.

“We identified a need for our medical center to partner with a leader in diabetes care and education as part of our recent community needs assessment,” says Michael R. D’Agnes, President and CEO, Raritan Bay Medical Center. “Diabetes is a major health issue affecting our community, and this affiliation with Joslin Diabetes Center allows us to bring world class care and education to our patients.”

Office locations include Suite 420, Medical and Surgical Pavilion, 2 Hospital Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ, Call 732-360-4070 for more information or to make an appointment. A multi-disciplinary team of specialists, including a board certified endocrinologist, registered dietician and other medical and support professionals provide services.

The center provides care for patients ages 18 and older, including:

  • Diabetes screening, comprehensive care and management
  • Complication screening, prevention and treatment
  • Medication and weight management and nutritional counseling
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor management
  • Gestational diabetes management

“As the leader in diabetes care, research and education, it is part of our core mission to partner with organizations across the U.S. and around the world in our effort to defeat diabetes,” says Judith Eyres Goodwin, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Joslin Diabetes Center. “We look forward to working with the professionals at Raritan Bay Medical Center, as like minded partners, to bring Joslin’s integrated care to people with diabetes and related conditions in Central New Jersey.”

Joslin provides clinical, educational, operational and marketing support to its affiliates to help assure that high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective diabetes care is available to each partner’s community ensuring that these organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with some of the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.

About Joslin Diabetes Center
Joslin’s Affiliated Programs was established in 1987 to make Joslin’s programs, services, and expertise available to premier healthcare providers across the United States. RBMC is one of only 37 national and two international Affiliate locations.

About Raritan Bay Medical Center
With hospitals in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC) is a New Jersey state-designated primary stroke center, a recipient of the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association Get with the Guidelines┬« – Stroke Silver Plus and Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Awards, recognizing the optimal care of stroke and heart failure patients. The hospital is one of less than seven percent of hospitals nationally to achieve Magnet Recognition for nursing excellence three times and is ranked in the top 10 percent of New Jersey hospitals in surgical care according to the 2012 NJ Hospital Performance Report. RBMC is also an affiliate of Joslin Diabetes Center, providing some of the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services. Among its flagship programs are the Human Motion Institute, a comprehensive musculoskeletal program, and Institute for Weight Loss, specializing in bariatric surgery. For more information, visit rbmc.org.

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