DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 31, 2023) The Lohman Diabetes Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Halifax Health in Daytona Beach, Fla., is proud to announce that Andrea Forster, BS, RN, CCM, CDCES has joined the organization as a Diabetes Navigator. In this role, Forster will be assisting patients with diabetes by identifying barriers to care and providing education and resources.
Forster attended Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia, Pa., and received her Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership from National Louis University. As a registered nurse for over 35 years and a certified case manager for over 20 years, her background includes critical care, home health, utilization management, case management and leadership.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes as a child, educating others to manage their diabetes has been a passion of Forster. She became a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES), and completed the Diabetes Educator Level 2 program with the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Additionally, she completed the NDPP Lifestyle Coach with the Centers for Disease Control National Diabetes Prevention Program.
About the Lohman Diabetes Center for Excellence
In 2020, a state-of-the-art medical resource for diabetes treatment was unveiled as the Lohman Diabetes Center of Excellence, made possible by a $4 million donation from Nancy and Lowell Lohman. Created to be a one-stop resource center for diabetes patients seeking access to world-class endocrinologists, on-site lab work, and educational and lifestyle coaching, this building was constructed to serve the growing needs of our community in an unprecedented way. The center is located on the fifth floor of Halifax Health’s Professional Building at 311 Clyde Morris Blvd., now officially renamed the Lohman Building. The American Diabetes Association recognizes our services as meeting the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.
Services are tailored to each person’s needs whether they are newly diagnosed or have a history of diabetes. Diabetes classes, one-on-one counseling, meal planning individualized by a dietitian, pregnancy/gestational diabetes counseling, instructions on how to test blood sugar or how to inject insulin and a free support group are offered. To learn about diabetes education and the resources available, please call 386.425.2242 or 386.425.4829.
About Halifax Health
Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org