Grand Opening Diabetes & Endocrine Center
What: Diabetes & Endocrine Center serving Monterey County
When: Wednesday, August 30th 2017
Time: 5:30 Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Where: Primecare Medical Facility, 2nd floor
355 Abbot Street, Salinas
Story: Diabetes has been identified as a high priority by health professionals
at the national, state and local levels. After five months of construction
and a four million dollar investment, the grand opening of the new Salinas
Valley Medical Clinic Diabetes & Endocrine Center ushers in a new
era of population health management of diabetes. The Center is taking
on the disease with comprehensive resources, technology and medical personnel
to affect change in the community and reverse the astonishing trend of
diabetes in our region.
Resources: the 10,000 square foot Center will serve as a one-stop shop for diabetes
treatment and research in Monterey County. Board certified endocrinologists,
nurse practitioners, physician assistants, diabetes educators and nutritionists
will work together and collaboratively with partners such as Monterey
County, other hospitals and the YMCA to provide advanced treatment and
management of this disease.
Technology: The Center is one of only 60 sites worldwide to provide patients with
a groundbreaking diabetes management tool. It is called the MediMed 670
G, a high tech insulin pump worn outside the body. The FDA approved device
continuously monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin 24 hours a day
based on personal needs. Patients describe it as life changing.
Diabetes Facts: Fifty-seven percent of the population in Monterey County has diabetes
or pre-diabetes. Diabetes can shorten the lives of people and in many
cases leads to the amputation of limbs and even blindness. In 2015, about
13.8% of Monterey County Latinos reported being diagnosed with diabetes,
compared to 4.8% of whites and 4.4% of Asians. (CHIS)
Interviews and Visuals: A wide range of physicians, executives, community partners and patients
will attend the ribbon-cutting event and be available for interviews.
There will be a short program, ribbon cutting, tours, healthy eating cooking
demonstration in the on-site kitchen, interactive kiosk in the patient
waiting area and more.
Preview tours and interviews available around noon. Please call to arrange.