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News Release

Joslin Diabetes Center Partners with Fremont Medical Center in Las Vegas

BOSTON — February 24, 2006 — Joslin Diabetes Center, the global leader in diabetes research, care and education, has announced its partnership with Fremont Medical Center, a leading healthcare provider in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Fremont Medical Center consists of 11 medical centers in the Las Vegas Valley, serving over 275,000 patients annually in six specialties, ranging from primary care and pediatrics to hospital in-patient care and emergency medicine. The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Fremont Medical Center, which opened Jan. 16, offers the latest advances for treating diabetes and its complications as well as patient education and support services.

“Over 100,000 people in Las Vegas have diabetes, and statistically a third of them don’t know they have the disease,” said John W. Hare, M.D., Director of Joslin’s Affiliated Centers Program. “We look forward to working with the professionals at Fremont Medical Center to bring Joslin’s integrated, state-of-the-art care to people with diabetes and related conditions in the region.”

“We are proud to bring the world-renowned leader in diabetes care and education to the Las Vegas Valley. Diabetes is a major disease affecting our local community at a rate that exceeds both state and national norms. If not properly treated, it can be life threatening and debilitating. We look forward to working with Joslin staff in Boston to ensure that our care meets the standards of this international leader in diabetes treatment, research and education,” says James Snyder, M.D., Medical Director of the new Joslin Affiliate and a board-certified endocrinologist.

About the New Affiliate

The Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Fremont Medical Center is located at 9280 W. Sunset Road, Suite 200, in the Southern Hills Hospital Medical Office Building. The Center offers diabetes training, diagnosis, treatment and support services.

This multidisciplinary program includes the services of an endocrinologist, a nurse practitioner specializing in diabetes, a registered nurse who is a Certified Diabetes Educator, a registered dietitian, and access to psychosocial support to help address the required lifestyle changes.

For more information about the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Fremont Medical Center, or to make an appointment, please call 702-362-DIAB (3422) or visit http://www.fmcnv.com/

About Fremont Medical Center

Founded by J. Corey Brown, M.D., Fremont Medical Center has a long history of being one of the leading healthcare providers in the Las Vegas Valley. Dr. Brown has grown his company from one medical center to the current 11 centers and plans to continue to grow his company to meet the needs of the rapidly growing Las Vegas community.  Fremont Medical Center treated over 275,000 patients throughout its six specialties of Primary Care, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Endocrinology, Hospital In-Patient Care and Emergency Room Medicine in 2005. 

Dr. Brown came to Las Vegas in 1975. After many years of service as an emergency room physician and the first medical director of the Valley’s Flight for Life program, he fulfilled a vision by opening his first Fremont Medical Center based on his belief of the importance of striving to consistently exceed the expectations of our patients. “People become afraid when something is very wrong with their bodies and they don’t know what is going to happen to them. I tell my staff, don’t worry about anything other than you and the patient,” states Dr. Brown.

About Joslin and Its Affiliated Programs

Since Joslin Diabetes Center’s founding in 1898 by a single physician, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., Joslin has helped revolutionize the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diabetes worldwide. Through Joslin’s affiliation with Harvard Medical School and with a staff of leaders in their field, Joslin has emerged as the global leader in innovative research and pioneering approaches to education and clinical care. As the science and practice of medicine continue to evolve, Joslin’s core mission endures: “To improve the lives of people with diabetes and its complications by providing innovative care, education and research that will lead to the prevention and cure of the disease.”

Joslin’s Affiliated Programs was established in 1987 to make Joslin’s programs, services, and expertise available to premier hospitals, healthcare systems and physician practices across the United States. Today Joslin Diabetes Center has Affiliated Programs in 25 facilities throughout the United States and in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Joslin provides clinical, educational, operational and marketing support to its Affiliates to help assure that high quality, comprehensive and cost-effective diabetes care is available to each partner’s community — ensuring that these organizations and the patients they serve are in touch with the latest clinical trends and research breakthroughs.

About Diabetes

About 20.8 million Americans have diabetes. While approximately 14.6 million of these adults and children have been diagnosed with diabetes, 6.2 million of them are estimated to have type 2 diabetes and not know it. An estimated 41 million people in the United States have pre-diabetes, or higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes. In addition, an estimated 800,000 Americans have type 1 diabetes. Diabetes can lead to many medical complications, including heart attack, stroke, blindness, nerve damage, kidney failure and poor circulation. Diabetes leads to the death of an estimated 224,000 people in the U.S. each year, making it the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes and its complications cost an estimated $132 billion annually in the nation in terms of healthcare costs and lost productivity.