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State award honors Litchfield ACMC for diabetes care

ST. PAUL -- The Affiliated Community Medical Centers clinic in Litchfield received a statewide honor Friday from the Minnesota Department of Human Services for its team approach to caring for a growing client population with diabetes.

The ACMC-Litchfield East Clinic was one of 11 organizations and individuals honored Friday by Commissioner Lucinda Jesson for their "outstanding contributions" to human services program clients, according to a news release from the department.

The clinic and its staff members were cited for providing optimal diabetes care.

The Minnesota Community Measurement Health Care Disparities Report noted that the clinic's rate for optimal diabetes care was higher than the average clinic rate for Minnesota Health Care Programs enrollees.

Jesson said the Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Award winners stand out among the many individuals and organizations on the front lines throughout the state, providing critical human services programs and promoting healthy and productive communities.

"These award winners are outstanding examples of how, collectively, we foster healthy people, stable families and strong communities," Jesson said. "By shining a light on their work, we honor all our partners in human services."

The recipients of the Commissioner's Circle of Excellence Awards were recognized at a ceremony at the Elmer L. Andersen Human Services Building in St. Paul.