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For Immediate Release:
August 7, 2012

Jennifer Pritchard named Director of Southcoast Diabetes Management Program

Jennifer Pritchard

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast Health System has named Jennifer Pritchard as the Director of >Southcoast Diabetes Management Program. In her new role, Pritchard will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive diabetes prevention and management program across the continuum of care within the Southcoast Health System that includes primary care, inpatient and outpatient services, the Southcoast Visiting Nurses Association and skilled nursing facilities.

Before joining Southcoast, Pritchard held the positions of Program Coordinator for the Diabetes Center, Quality Improvement Specialist, and Care Manager at South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth.

Pritchard holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa in Canada and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Simmons College in Boston. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association for Healthcare Quality.

Pritchard resides in Duxbury with her husband, Barry, with their two children, Sara and Taylor.

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876

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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

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