Farmington Hills, MI (July 26, 2006)--- Donna Rice, RN, wellness program manager at the Botsford Center for Health Improvement, will be installed as President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) on August 12, 2006 at the association’s 33rd annual meeting in Los Angeles, California.
In her role, Rice will provide leadership to the AADE, a multi-disciplinary organization with more than 11,000 health professionals dedicated to providing and advocating healthy living through self-management of diabetes and related conditions.
Rice has been involved with diabetes management for the past 20 years. Among her many accomplishments, she created a program focusing on men’s health issues, which concentrates on erectile dysfunction and prostate disease. She has also chaired a national task force and developed a national program on erectile dysfunction for the AADE.
In addition to her role at Botsford, she is a consultant for Wellness, Diabetes Management and Care, Men’s Health, Sexual Dysfunction and Nursing Care. She is frequently called upon to speak on diabetes education and has written many publications on erectile dysfunction as it relates to diabetes. She also has authored numerous publications on diabetes care.
Rice received her Registered Nurse diploma from Saint Anne’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Madonna University in Livonia. She also received a Masters in Business Administration from Baker College of Business in Flint.
The Botsford Health Care Continuum is an integrated system of care, which includes Botsford General Hospital, the Botsford Physician Network, Community Emergency Medical Service, the Botsford Continuing Care Corporation and the Botsford Center for Health Improvement. The Botsford site on the Internet is www.botsford.org.
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