ST. LOUIS – The American Diabetes Association’s St. Louis chapter recently nominated Esse Health’s Vice President of Clinical Programs, Carla Beckerle, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, for the St. Louis-Area Share Leadership Award. The ADA says the four nominees for this award are volunteers who have demonstrated in their community a significant and ongoing ability to recruit, train and motivate local volunteers by sharing their passion, time, commitment and enthusiasm in a leadership role on a committee, event or community leadership board.
In 2008, Beckerle joined the ADA St. Louis Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes committee and for the past two years she has served as Logistics Committee Chair. Beckerle ensures the safety and medical support of the annual walk and oversees volunteers, the walk layout and other logistical items. She also leads the Esse Health team each year, which has raised more than $35,000 to date through patient, employee and friends and family donations.
At Esse Health, Beckerle leads the Esse Health Diabetes Wellness Program, which partners with those with diabetes to achieve the healthiest life possible through education, technology, support and exceptional medical care. In addition, Beckerle oversees the company’s home health, skilled nursing facility and hospital care managers, dieticians, intensive outpatient care program managers, and wellness team. She works as a nurse practitioner at the Esse Health Florissant Internal Medicine office once a week. Beckerle also functions as a care manager with patients that are part of Esse Health’s Compassion and Resources at Esse Health (C.A.R.E.) Program.
Esse Health is an independent, St. Louis-based physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. With 33 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, radiology and urology. Esse Health is recognized as a leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health, visit www.essehealth.com.