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Affiliated Programs News and Tips
Volume 6, Number 5, May, 2010
Affiliate News
 Implementation plans are progressing to open a
second site under the OSF HealthCare affiliate in
Bloomington, IL. This new site will expand services
east of Peoria.
 West Penn Hospital will soon be extending its reach
into Allegheny General Hospital with education
 St. Vincent’s Hospital is doing a pilot workplace
initiative with Cayuga County employees in Ohio
using the Joslin On the Road program.
Joslin News
New Chairman of the Board
John L. Brooks, III has been named Chairman of Joslin
Diabetes Center’s Board of Trustees. John is taking over for
Kevin E. Conley, who is stepping down after six years as
Chairman. With his dedication to Joslin’s mission and his
deep expertise in both finances and life sciences, he has the
demonstrated capacity to offer highly effective leadership for
Joslin in the years ahead.
Melinda Maryniuk, MEd, RD, CDE has been honored with
the prestigious Medallion Award by the American Dietetic
Association. This award is presented annually to a
registered dietitian to recognize outstanding service and
leadership to the American Dietetic Association and to the
dietetics profession. The Medallion Award will be presented
to Melinda at the Annual Food and Nutrition Conference of
the American Dietetic Association in Boston in November.
UMMS dietitians will be presenting a poster at the same
meeting titled: Electronic Medical Records to Support
National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management
Education: A Case Study at the Joslin Diabetes Center
Affiliate at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Judy Giusti, MS, RD, LDN, CDE and Emmy Suhl, MS, RD,
CDE, from the Boston Clinic will be presenting a poster as
well titled: Sub-optimal Eating Behaviors in Older Adults with
Bundling Education and Medical Appointments
A basic part of JoslinCare is that new patient appointments
are scheduled with both a physician and an educator on the
same day. Have the scheduler present this as “The Joslin
Difference.” This approach allows the physician to focus on
medical issues knowing the educator will follow with
clarification of the treatment plan and education in the skills
to carry out the plan. Then measure the impact of this
 Satisfaction survey at the end of the visit
 Monthly report data on educator productivity
 A1C improvement
In Boston this bundling made a big difference in patient
satisfaction. If you want help designing this as a CQI
project, contact your Boston site coordinator.
Save the Date
Upcoming Conference Calls
June 30
Using the New
Technology Manual
Jo-Anne Rizzotto
Stacey O’Donnell
July 13
Lessons Learned from the
Behavioral Outcome Audit
Carole’ Mensing
Nora Saul
Sept 15
Responding to Patients’
Mental Health Issues
John Zrebiec
Joslin Reception at ADA in Orlando
Please plan to join your Joslin colleagues at the Joslin
reception at ADA on Sunday, June 27, 6:30-9
PM at the Peabody Orlando, 9801
International Drive. Call 617-732-2512 to
confirm your attendance.
Corporate Symposium at ADA in Orlando
How to Train Your Dragon: Optimizing the PCP Relationship
Sunday, June 27
7:00PM Dinner, 7:30-9:50 PM Symposium
Location: Hilton Orlando, Orlando Ballroom II-VI
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Upcoming Meetings in Boston
 Sept 19-20, New Physician & Nurse Practitioner
 Sept 19-21, New Educator & Center Administrator
Annual Meeting
 Oct 24-26, Center Administrators, Medical Directors
and Education Coordinators
Events will begin with Sunday evening dinner. Physicians
and nurse practitioners will be able to leave after 5 PM on
Monday. Details will be sent by email. Contact
jenna.spataro@joslin.harvard.edu if you have questions.
New Education Material
Watch your mailbox for a sample of the
new Joslin Meal Planning Guide. It is a
colorful brochure with additional inserts
for special patient needs and a
customized meal plan. These tools will
be available free as part of your next affiliate booklet order in
New Research
Salsalate Shows Encouraging Results
In a trial led by Joslin scientists a generic drug, salsalate,
widely prescribed for arthritis may be useful for the treatment
of type 2 diabetes. In a three-month trial those who took
salsalate showed significantly improved blood glucose
levels. For more information see link below.
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Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliated Programs
One Joslin Place  Boston, Massachusetts 02215  Telephone 617.226.5858  Fax 617.226.5859
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