Temple University Hospital Announces Affiliation with Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston
Temple University Hospital – Northeastern Ambulatory Care Campus announced its affiliation with the Boston-based Joslin Diabetes Center, the world's preeminent diabetes research and clinical care organization. The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Temple University Hospital will offer comprehensive community-based care, for treating diabetes and its complications, as well as patient and family diabetes education and support services.
"Thousands of people in the Philadelphia region suffer from diabetes and a third of them don't know they have the disease," said Janice Murphy, Director of National Affiliated Programs at Joslin Diabetes Center. "We look forward to working with the professionals at TUH – Northeastern Ambulatory Care Campus to bring Joslin's integrated, state-of-the-art care to people with diabetes and related conditions in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas."
About the New Affiliate
The Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Temple University Hospital offers diabetes education, diagnosis, treatment and support services. This multidisciplinary program will be led by H. Howard Goldstein, MD, a diabetes specialist. Dr. Goldstein comes to Temple from the Robert Wood Johnson Diabetes & Endocrinology Group in Hamilton, NJ. He has a long history with the Joslin organization, having completed his Fellowship in Diabetes at the Joslin Clinic in Boston, Massachusetts in 1965.
Over the years he has worked both at the Joslin Clinic in Boston and with the Joslin Diabetes Center in Princeton, NJ. Dr. Goldstein received his medical degree from the State University of New York–Buffalo in 1961.
The multidisciplinary team also includes a registered nurse who is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a registered dietitian, and access to psychosocial support to help address the required lifestyle changes.
Temple University School of Medicine's Department of Medicine boasts a robust Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism section led by Kevin J. Williams, MD, professor of Medicine and chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Temple offers comprehensive specialty services that are often needed by patients with diabetes, including a new Limb Salvage Center, which specializes in treating patients with diabetes with peripheral vascular problems or ischemia that are at high risk of amputation.
About Joslin and Its Affiliated Programs
Since Joslin Diabetes Center's founding in 1898 by a single physician, Elliott P. Joslin, MD, Joslin has helped revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diabetes worldwide. Through Joslin's affiliation with Harvard Medical School and with a staff of leaders in their field, Joslin has emerged as the global leader in innovative research and pioneering approaches to education and clinical care. As the science and practice of medicine continues to evolve, Joslin's core mission endures: To improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications by providing innovative care, education and research that will lead to the prevention and cure of the disease.
Joslin's Affiliated Programs was established in 1987 to make Joslin's programs, services, and expertise available to premier hospitals, healthcare systems and physician practices across the United States. Today Joslin Diabetes Center has Affiliated Programs in 46 total locations, 38 national sites, 5 Skilled nursing sites and 3 International programs.
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 affiliate’s community — ensuring that these organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.
For more information or to schedule an appointment at the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Temple University Hospital, please call 215-926-3780.
Visit the Joslin Diabetes Center, Affiliate at Temple University Hospital website for more information.
Date Published: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
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