April 7, 2011 -
Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Bonnie Stone is joining Olympic Medical Center (OMC) in April to fill the role of diabetes coordinator in the nutrition services and diabetes education department. Stone will coordinate the diabetes program, including outpatient diabetes services, and be responsible for ensuring all requirements for program certification are met.
“Bonnie joins our team with experience and professional connections from many sections of our country,” says Graciela Harris, director of nutrition services and diabetes education. “I am excited about infusing our work with the proven strategies of other successful programs. Having Bonnie on staff will allow our team to add new services and expand diabetes education on the Peninsula.”
Stone brings more than 30 years of experience to Olympic Medical as a registered dietitian and 14 years of experience as a certified diabetes educator. Previously, she managed diabetes programs in Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, and Durango, Colo. In 2008, Stone was hired to assist with the opening of a Joslin Diabetes Center in Easton, Md. Stone has also worked in both the diabetes device and pharmaceutical industries. Stone received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Nevada in Reno, Nev. and is currently working to obtain her Master of Arts in Adult Education from St. Joseph College in Standish, Maine.
“I am very happy to step into the role as the diabetes coordinator at OMC,” says Stone. “Diabetes is a 24/7 disease, in which the person with diabetes never gets a vacation from the condition. My goal is to offer each patient the right tools and education to help them decrease their risk for diabetes-related complications, improve their overall health and manage their diabetes.”
For more information about our nutrition services and diabetes education department, please visit our website at www.olympicmedical.org, click on services and then Nutrition/Diabetes. You may also call (360) 417-7125 for more information.
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. OMC is a sole community hospital and rural referral center. It provides inpatient services at its 80-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.