Chronic Illness Management Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review

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The Chronic Illness Management Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick was recently named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s inaugural list of 36 hospitals and health systems with great diabetes and endocrinology programs.

The facility joins programs from around the U.S. that are lauded for their dedication to restoring emotional and physical balance to patients while advancing research and discovery within the field.

Becker’s recognized programs that provide diagnoses, education, medication, cutting-edge technology and clinical research to improve the lives of patients suffering from endocrine disorders like diabetes, thyroid diseases, metabolic disorders and more.

The Chronic Illness Management Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital offers a unique, multidisciplinary, four-week diabetes management program for children and adolescents. The program provides intensive medical care, psychotherapy, nutrition education, diabetes education, physical and occupational therapy, recreation therapy and child life services, with psychiatric consulting and testing available if needed.

“We’re extremely proud that Becker’s Health Review has recognized our Chronic Illness Management Program on this inaugural list of exceptional diabetes leaders across the nation,” Colin O’Reilly, vice president and chief medical officer, Children’s Specialized Hospital, said. “Participation in our program has resulted in consistent reductions in A1C and fructosamine, improvement in diabetes knowledge, enhanced access to diabetes care and other medical and therapy services, reduced hospital admissions, improved quality of life and has demonstrated improvement in the psychological wellbeing of both our patients and their parents.”

The CIMP is strengthening its referral pipeline and has seen increased interest from patients from several states, as well as from other institutions who wish to collaborate. Additionally, the program’s outpatient clinic recently received recognition from the American Diabetes Association through its Education Recognition Program for its commitment to providing value-based interventions such as diabetes self-management education and support, maximizing corresponding outcomes and enhancing the patient experience.

The complete list of 36 programs honored is available here.