Sacred Heart News
Sacred Heart Hospital Adds Diabetes Coordinator12/15/2016
[Allentown, PA] — Sacred Heart Hospital recently named Michele Brinker, RN, BSN as the new Diabetes Program Coordinator for the Hospital and HealthCare System. Adding a Diabetes Program Coordinator allows people with diabetes increased access to diabetes education services. Brinker’s goal is to reach out to the people in our community to provide high-quality diabetes education. Diabetes is an example of a highly prevalent health issue within the Sacred Heart Hospital community. The American Diabetes Association reports that compared to non-Hispanic whites, the risk of a diabetes diagnosis is 1.7 times higher among Hispanics/Latinos.
Brinker holds a BSN from Cedar Crest College and is currently working towards her MSN and diabetes educator certification. For the past 9 years she has been a diabetes educator designing and implementing a diabetes program for the underserved Hispanic population. Her 29 years of nursing experience includes critical care, OB/GYN, and family health. She is also experienced in care coordination and earned a critical Care RN certificate, a lactation consultant certificate and was a certified Lamaze coach. She is truly committed to the medical needs, comfort and emotional care of those under her care.