This article from Milford Patch features Daun Barrett, RN, Director of Community Outreach and Parish Nursing at Griffin Hospital, and highlights the many sustaining health benefits that the Valley Parish Nurse Program has brought to its community!  Along with many other nurses from this area of the state, I will be sharing my church’s ministry via poster presentation.  I hope to see you there! But if you can’t make it…I have a pretty strong feeling this will be a future blog topic.  =)

Started as a vision of The Rev. Fred Erson, former Director of Pastoral Care at Griffin Hospital, to provide “whole person healthcare,” the Valley Parish Nurse Program began in the fall of 1989 under the direction of Jan Sharkey, RN. The program grew from five parishes and six nurses to more than 40 churches and hundreds of active nurses and health cabinet members at parishes in Shelton, Derby, Ansonia, Seymour, Oxford, Naugatuck, New Haven, Waterbury, Meriden, Middlebury, Southbury, and Hamden.


Posted on October 18, 2014, in Current Events, For You, For Your Faith Community and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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