By integrating body, mind and spirit, faith community nursing creates an opportunity for intervention that can lead to prevention, wellness and more effective coping strategies for dealing with a diagnosed disease.
Since 1993, the Holy Cross Hospital Faith Community Nurse Program has assisted faith community nurses and health ministry teams in educating, empowering and equipping members of their faith communities in the pursuit of health, healing and wholeness.
More than 50 faith communities partner with our Faith Community Nurse Program. These congregations are diverse in denomination, size, race and ethnicity. We assist each congregation in developing their unique vision for health and wellness and we provide support for implementing and sustaining that vision.
Faith community nursing programs include health education programs, preventive screening, chronic disease management education, wellness counseling, patient advocacy, resource referral, support group development, services and prayers for healing, and home and hospital visitation programs.
As a local, regional and national model, our Faith Community Nurse Program offers members educational conferences, networking meetings, a newsletter, regular emails, and a spirituality and health lending library.
To learn more about how to develop a Faith Community Nurse Program in your community, please click here or contact Carmella Jones, RN, director, at 301-754-7066 or JonessC@holycrosshealth.org
Partners in Health Newsletter
The Faith Community Nurse Program of Holy Cross Hospital offers Partners in Health, a complimentary newsletter designed to assist faith community nurses and health ministry teams in educating, empowering and equipping members of their faith communities in pursuit of health, healing and wholeness.
Click here to view the latest edition of Partners in Health.