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From our modest beginning 110 years ago, to our current ministry of over 2,000 associates, physicians, and volunteers, serving over 200,000 Central Texans, Providence Healthcare Network has a lot to celebrate! We celebrate those who answered the call over a century ago to provide care to the poor and vulnerable in Waco; we celebrate our generous donors within our community whose support allows us to continue providing Central Texans with quality care; we celebrate our dedicated team of women and men who are committed to providing compassionate, excellent care; we celebrate our continued focus of healing the sick. And our 110th Anniversary Gala did just that—with a sold out venue, we celebrated 110 years of serving our community with the safest, highest-quality, most efficient healthcare to those we are called to serve.
As we celebrate the journey that has brought us to where we are today, we renew our vow to our community that we will never stray from the foundation on which Providence was built. For as St. Vincent DePaul once said, “God has honored us in our Call to Serve.” We are blessed with a rich history and it is a story worth sharing. Click here to view our new “Call to Serve” video that debuted at the anniversary celebration.
March 24th, 2015
[Waco, Texas] —Providence Diabetes Management Center has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization (NAO), certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This allows the people with Diabetes in and around [geographical area] increased access to high quality diabetes education services.
Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. The program is comprehensive and taught by diabetes
“AADE’s accreditation assures that an accredited program meets the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support. Programs who meet this criteria are considered high quality and have been shown to improve the health status of the individuals who embrace the education and help to modify sometimes unhealthy behaviors, or simply provide the education that the person with diabetes has not previously received” said Leslie E. Kolb, RN, BSN, MBA, Accreditation Director for the Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “The Providence Diabetes Management Center is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation in 2009.”
Providence Healthcare Network's Human Resource Department has won the 2015 McLennan County Employer of the Year Award from Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions. Congratulations TEAMPROVIDENCE!