Whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.
What is the parish nursing program?
The purpose of the parish nurse program is to assist congregations in building health ministries that provide for their physical and spiritual well-being. Our parish nurse coordinator works within churches to provide education and referral resources and to build a network of nurses and other health professionals who can integrate faith beliefs and health management.
MedStar Good Samaritan's parish nursing program seeks to improve the life of the local community by:
- Providing individuals with information to improve their overall health and well-being
- Offering professional assessment and preventive health screening services to community churches and assisted living residences
- Assisting community churches with the development of health ministry programs
- Offering professional peer support from the parish nurse coordinator to health ministers within the congregations served
What can MedStar Good Samaritan's parish nurse coordinator do for my church or congregation?
- Assist churches in the assessment of congregational needs and the development of health ministries
- Support the developing health ministry by helping to plan and implement programs for the congregation
- Offer ongoing professional support to church health ministries
- Provide an array of services through MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital to support the congregation in its health ministry efforts
Parish nursing community outreach programs include:
- Free and low-cost health screenings
- Physician referrals
- Diabetes and Heart Health Programs
To learn more about MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital's parish nurse program, or for help in identifying ways in which the program may benefit your congregation, please call 443-444-4793.
The parish nursing program is funded in part by the Thomas J. O'Neill Catholic Healthcare Fund.