On Oct. 27, the North Carolina Diabetes Advisory Council (DAC) held a ceremony to honor heroes in the fight against diabetes. The DAC Awards recognize individuals and organizations who encourage diabetes prevention and self-management through promotion of eating healthy, being physically active, living tobacco-free, getting adequate sleep and participating in a diabetes program or adhering to a personalized diabetes treatment plan.
Pinehurst Medical Clinic (PMC) was awarded the NCDAC’s Healthcare Provider Award. The award recognizes a hospital, clinic, health care organization, or person in the health care field who has provided support in one or more of the areas highlighted in North Carolina’s Guide to Diabetes Prevention and Management.
Brandon Enfinger, PMC CEO, said it is an honor to receive this award. “As the only diabetes program accredited by the American Diabetes Association in Moore County, PMC’s DSMES program is committed to continual development, and collaboration with multiple PMC departments including Endocrinology, Chronic and Transitional Care Management, Acute Care Coordination, and Primary Care to ensure patients are provided with the care and tools they need to live out their best life,” he said. The NCDAC Health Care Provider Award is a reflection of our quality of care and the excellent assistance and educational resources we make available to patients.”
Linda Parsons, Moore County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO, shared what the program and recognition mean to the community, “When a community has an active diabetes education program, it plays a critical role in improving the population health of our community,” she said. “PMC is an organization that empowers others, stands high on integrity, and will find ways to ensure the health of its people within the company and community are a priority.”
Feature photo: Left to right: Christa D’Ostroph, RD, LDN, PMC dietitian; Cara Herring LCSW, PMC clinical programs manager, Lynsi Beers, RD, LDN, PMC dietitian; Callie Huneycutt, MS, RD, LDN, PMC wellness department lead, Melissa Kuhn, MA-HlthED, PMC executive director of Value Based Services, and Michael Daley, MD, PMC medical director of Value Based Care.