The National Committee for Quality Assurance and the American Diabetes Association announced that James Mersey, MD, has been recognized for providing quality care for his patients at the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Shore Health System.
The Diabetes Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality diabetes care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Dr. Mersey submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the program’s key diabetes care measures. These measures include eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction.
When people with diabetes receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer complications such as heart attacks, stroke, blindness, kidney disease and amputations.
The University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Shore Health System is located at Memorial Hospital, 219 S. Washington Street in Easton. For more information, call 410-822-1000, ext. 5757 and visit www.shorehealth.org/services/diabetes.