HAP’s Achievement Award Spotlight: Grove City Medical Center
August 07, 2019
Prevention care initiatives advance the long-term health care of patients and improve the quality of life in Pennsylvania communities. Grove City Medical Center is making award-winning progress with their initiatives.
Grove City Medical Center was awarded HAP’s 2019 Community Champions award for its Diabetes Prevention Program.
The goal was to reduce the incidence of diabetes in the community by helping people with prediabetes avoid the development of type 2 diabetes.
Grove City Medical Center partnered with the local YMCA to provide Y-USA's Diabetes Prevention Program. The program is based on lifestyle intervention, behavior modification, and education.
Certified lifestyle coaches from both organizations facilitated year-long education programs for groups of eight-to-ten participants. The participants pledged to work towards and achieve goals of losing a minimum of 7 percent of their body weight and engaging in at least 150 minutes of physical activity weekly.
- 13 (about 40%) of the program’s 33 participants have achieved their goals
- All participants have lost weight and either eliminated or reduced their need for one or more medications to control their cholesterol or blood pressure
- Every participant has committed to taking the path to better health, and away from type 2 diabetes
Congratulations to Grove City Medical Center for reducing the rate of type 2 diabetes in its community and for winning a 2019 HAP Achievement Award. Learn more about this effort as well as other 2019 award-winning programs at HAP’s website.
Questions about the HAP Achievement Awards may be directed to HAP Member Services at (717) 561-5359.