The Indiana Coordinating Body of the American Diabetes Association has named La Porte Hospital nurse, Rose Flinchum, R.N. its Diabetes Educator of the Year for 2019. Rose is a Certified Diabetes Educator and is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist. She has been a Diabetes Educator since 1980 and has been with La Porte Hospital since 2007.
“Rose Flinchum is an outstanding nurse and an expert when it comes to diabetes management. She actively stays current in the field of diabetes management and her patients benefit as a result”, says Anetra Jones, Chief Nursing Officer for La Porte and Starke Hospitals. “La Porte and Starke Hospitals are fortunate to have a team of diabetes educators and dieticians available to our patients and the community at large. Rose’s passion for patient education is a great asset to our team.”
Treating her patients as a member of her family is one of Rose’s basic tenets. In fact, she tells all of her patients that they are now part of the family and she will treat them as such. As a result, she works tirelessly on behalf of her patients. Her patients see that she is mindful of them and their priorities which helps actively engage them in their care.
Anyone in the community can take advantage of the expertise available from Rose Flinchum, R.N. and her colleagues. They offer a diabetes support group, diabetes self-management classes, and individual appointments. To learn more about these opportunities call 219-326-2478.