Executive Director Community Health Mission & Chief Executive Officer NDMC
Community Health Mission Introduces The National Disease Management Center
(SAVANNAH, GA – August, 16, 2012) The Community Health Mission will unveil a new
initiative in September aimed at tackling some of the community’s costliest medical problems
– those caused by chronic disease like diabetes or asthma. The National Disease Management
Center, Inc. (NDMC) will begin operations September 1. It initially will focus on diabetes, and
will phase in over the next 6-12 months components for other diseases such as heart ailments
and lung diseases like COPD and asthma.
Chronic diseases are those that cannot be cured but which can be managed through things like
lifestyle changes and vigilant monitoring to avoid serious complications.
The National Disease Management Center is a value-added service of Memorial Health Partners
Network, partnering with the Community Health Mission.
The phase-in schedule calls for services for cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure to
begin March 1, 2013, and for COPD and asthma on Sept. 1, 2013.
For additional information, call 912-692-1451, ext. 110, to speak with Miriam Rittmeyer, Ph.D.,
MPH, executive director of the Community Health Mission and CEO of the NDMC.
The Community Health Mission offers free primary healthcare to approximately 6,000 uninsured
residents of Savannah. For more information or to volunteer, visit: www.chmsavannah.org or