Vicky Mansson, RN
Connecting for Care
Do you want your Pastor and/or Parish Nurse to know of your health problems? Do you want spiritual support during your illness or hospitalization? If so, please let us know. We want to know when you are facing health problems. We suggest that you or a family member contact the church when there is a need. We would prefer two or three phone calls, rather than none.
Please don’t hesitate because you think the Pastor /Parish Nurse is too busy. Your situation is worthy of our time and energy. Hospitalization and illness is significant and often spiritual support can be helpful.
If you are concerned about privacy, just let us know. We will not share information unless you give us permission.
Maybe you think it’s not serious enough. Often we are reluctant to admit the seriousness of a health issue. A spiritual support visit my help greatly in dealing with your illness. If it is not serious, then we can rejoice with you and give thanks to God.
The Parish Nurse can also serve as a health care advocate. She can use her medical knowledge to help you successfully navigate our complex medical system.
So, please tell your Pastor and / or Parish Nurse about health concerns and notify us when you are admitted to the hospital. Your health and well-being are important to us.
Current Health Issues
The Sun's So Bright You've Got to Wear Shades
“I am the one who answers your prayers and cares for you. I am like a tree that is always green; all your fruit comes from me.” - Hosea 14:8
When thinking about sun safety we automatically think sunscreen, but we should also be thinking about our eyes and what we can do to protect them. Lack of proper sun protection for our eyes can lead to eye stains, certain types of eye diseases and cancers. For this reason it is important that we do all we can to protect them. Sunglasses are not just for making a fashion statement, but also for protection from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. So how do you select the perfect pair of shades? Fashion should not be the only factor when selecting eye protection. Follow these recommendations when picking out your next pair of sunglasses:
• Look for sunglasses that will protect you from 99-100 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation.
• Pick a style that fits the shape of your face.
• Choose glasses that are comfortable to wear and fit properly.
• Different types of lenses (polarized, colored) are useful for different activities.
Monday - Friday 9 - 12
Office Phone - 751-3699 ext. 26
Home Phone - 444-0229
What is a parish nurse?
A Parish Nurse is an RN who ministers to her faith community and promotes disease prevention, healthy habits, exercise programs, and provides health screening and educational awareness to the congregation.
She functions according to the Scope and Standards for Parish Nursing: Health Counselor Educator Advocate
- Making referrals as indicated
- Acting as liaison to the community
- Keeping communication open with pastors, health care agents, and parishioners
- Teaching volunteers
- Offering healing tools: through kindness, listening, and prayer