Before you speak, learn; and before you fall ill, take care of your health. (Sir. 18:19)
Parish Nurse Program
Each Tuesday following the noon Mass, a nurse comes to take blood pressure and weight from those in the community who want to participate in this program, giving them a means of keeping track of those elements of their health profile. Parish nurses promote wellness by addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of members. Congregation members also utilize their talents in health-related programs that promote wellness as a vital part of the church’s healing ministry.
In addition, the program offers a range of health education programs and screenings. Parish nurses may refer members to appropriate resources for additional care, which can result in earlier intervention and improved access to health care. The parish nurse develops or secures support services for parish members and advocates for the needs of the under-served and un-served members of the community.
More information can be found at catholicmedicalcenter.org under the menu header Centers & Services (Community Health).