Mercy Medical Center has been awarded a $2,500 grant from the Rockville Centre Lions Club to support the hospital’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Center.
The funds presented to the hospital by Rockville Centre Lions president Ed Asip are a portion of the proceeds of the group’s annual Dinner in the Dark gala, held last May at Middle Bay Country Club in Oceanside.
“We are deeply grateful to the Lions Club for their support,” said Dr. Aaron E. Glatt, Mercy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. “Their donation will help to fund educational materials such as books and videos used in Mercy’s outpatient diabetes education classes.
The RVC Lions Club has a strong commitment to fight diabetes and diabetic eye disease. As part of their mission, they support local and large-scale efforts leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications through education, prevention and research.
Mercy offers a monthly Diabetes Self-Management Education Program conducted by instructors credentialed by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators. They provide participants with the skills required for day-to-day management of diabetes to avoid the numerous adverse consequences if the condition is not controlled.
For information call 516-62MERCY.