Watson Receives Renewed Diabetes
Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M.
Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD, announced recently that
Patricia Watson MS, RD, CDE, Registered Dietician at
Stephens Memorial Hospital and Ambulatory Diabetes
Education and Follow-Up Program (ADEF) Instructor, has
received renewed status as a Certified Diabetes Educator
been with SMH for 19 years. Cook shares, "Pat is
very knowledgeable and down to earth, it is easy for
patients to talk with her, and she makes sure she is
able to explain things to them in a way that they will
the CDE status is achieved by completing a continuing
education renewal process and demonstrating knowledge
that helps promote quality of care for people with
diabetes. Achieving the CDE credential
demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that
the health care professional possesses distinct and
specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care
for people with diabetes.
Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of MaineHealth.