Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Recognition
Awarded from August 6, 2010 to August 6, 2014
The prestigious American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently reaccredited The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness in Macon, Georgia on August 6, 2010. ADA believes that this program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective diabetes treatment.
The Association’s Education Recognition Certificate assures that educational programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education Programs. These Standards were developed and tested under the auspices of the National Diabetes Advisory Board in 1983 and were revised by the diabetes community in 1994 and 2000.
Programs apply for Recognition voluntarily. Programs that achieve Recognition status have a staff of knowledgeable health professionals who can provide participants with comprehensive information about diabetes management.
NCQA/ADA Achievement of Recognition
Awarded from November 13, 2006 to November 13, 2009
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announced that Dr. Thomas Jones & The Jones Center for Diabetes and Wellness has received a recognition from the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program for providing quality care to their patients with diabetes.
The Diabetes Physician Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with diabetes receive by recognizing physicians who deliver quality diabetes care and by motivation other physicians to document and improve their delivery of diabetes care. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Dr. Thomas C. Jones & The Jones Center for Diabetes and Wellness submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the Program’s key diabetes measures including eye exams, blood pressure tests, nutrition therapy and patient satisfaction among others.
American College of Radiology (ACR) Accreditation
Awarded from January 2012 to January 2015
The Jones Center for Diabetes and Endocrine Wellness has attained recognition for its commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for general as well as vascular ultrasound. The facility achieved accreditation by the American College of Radiology (ACR).
To obtain this accreditation, laboratories have to employ registered Sonographers as well as achieve the standards set forth in protocol, documentation, equipment quality, reports, and continuing education. The Ultrasound department at The Jones Center has two registered Sonographers with the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers).