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Vision Source and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group Pioneer Comprehensive Diabetic Care

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Vision Source and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group Innovate Comprehensive Diabetic Care in Illinois

KINGWOOD, TX --(Marketwired - February 24, 2016) -  North America's largest, independent optometric alliance Vision Source announced today that it has entered into a relationship with the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group to provide eye health and vision services to their patient base. This integration of services is designed to deliver dedicated personalized care for the patients of both organizations.

Vision Source and the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group have collaborated to provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary personalized care for their patients.

Vision Source President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood commented, "Vision Source is proud to partner with the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Center to provide an enhanced healthcare experience for those managing diabetes. This disease is related to problems in all areas of health, with vision being one of the most affected. Through this partnership, we further our commitment to providing the best treatment and prevention plans for each of our patients dealing with diabetes. We look forward to the leadership and guidance of the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in the years to come."

With over 30 years of experience, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group has provided specialized care to assist persons with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as those with thyroid disease and short stature. By combining the efforts of Vision Source optometrist and Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate physicians, both doctors will work on the front lines of diabetes early detection and refer patients to one another for specialized care. Patients of both organizations will have access to highly trained physicians and independent optometrists working together to provide cost-effective diabetes care, detection, and management.

"At the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group, we treat the whole person by providing comprehensive services that is tailored to meet each patient's needs," says Cyndi Deitrick, MS, MBA Diabetes and Endocrine Service Line Director at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group. "We are transforming the treatment of diabetes, and we are confident our relationship with Vision Source will improve the way our patients manage the disease over a lifetime. We are pleased to add Vision Source to our full complement of eye care services and providers," states Deitrick.

About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America's largest network of independent optometrists consisting of over 4,000 members. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy access to newly evolving patient channels, including an expanding list of leading medical groups and integrated health systems with whom Vision Source optometrists collaborate. Additionally, members benefit from a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, strategic marketing, and unsurpassed purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye care to their patients, including the 14 million exams conducted in 2015, delivering an industry leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com.

About Joslin Diabetes Center

The Joslin Diabetes Center is the world's leading diabetes research and clinical care organization. An independent, non-profit institution affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Joslin is unique in its sole focus on diabetes and is one of the most research-intensive academic medical centers. For more information about Joslin Diabetes Center, visit www.joslin.org.

About HSHS Medical Group

HSHS Medical Group is the physician organization of Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS). Launched in 2008, HSHS Medical Group is a critical component of the HSHS Care Integration strategy, which focuses on bringing physicians, technology and patients together to improve the overall health of our communities. Today, HSHS Medical Group is comprised of more than 350 medical professionals and nearly 750 colleagues. HSHS Medical Group is powered by the Franciscan history of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, and our faith-based identity led us to the single most important tenet of the HSHS Medical Group philosophy - patient-first care. Learn more at www.hshsmedicalgroup.org.

Bryan D. Pinciaro
SVP & CMO
904-631-7833
bpinciaro@visionsource.com