Patricia C. Adams, RN, CDE, program director of the Gutman Diabetes Institute at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, received the American Association of Diabetes Educators’ Advocacy Award. Adams was recognized for her contributions in gaining licensure of diabetes educators in Pennsylvania, her commitment to advocate on behalf of people with diabetes at the state and federal level and for her support of diabetes educators and AADEs advocacy mission, according to a news release.
Pat is extremely deserving of the advocacy award, Arthur Chernoff, MD, The Steven, Daniel and Douglas Altman Chair of Endocrinology at Einstein Healthcare Network, said in the release. She is a tireless supporter of people living with diabetes and works diligently to ensure that those with the condition are educated by qualified professionals that are specially trained in managing diabetes.
Adams joined Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia in 1992 as an RN in the surgical intensive care unit. She joined the Gutman Diabetes Institute in 2001 as a diabetes educator and was recognized as a certified diabetes educator by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators in 2003. In 2011, Adams was appointed coordinator for the outpatient program of the Gutman Diabetes Institute.