Faith Community Parish Nurse Program
Integrating Faith & Health
Maria Gibbons, our Faith Community Nurse (Parish Nurse), is part of the St. Croix Valley Faith Community Nurse Program at Lakeview Hospital. Leann visits parishioners in their homes, at nursing homes, and hospitals as well as through telephone contacts. She provides information in response to personal health concerns and assists people in connecting with community resources or parish volunteers to provide supportive care to family members. She works closely with the priests and deacons to provide pastoral outreach to hospitalized parishioners and family members who are grieving the death of a loved one. She facilitates the connection between parishioners in need of some assistance and parishioners willing to provide a meal or a ride to the doctor or church. She provides wellness information to the parish through the bulletin, bulletin board displays, classes and on a one on one basis. Leann serves on the board for the Catholic Parish Nurse Ministry Association and is a member of the Faith Community Nurse Network of the greater Twin Cities.
Maria is committed to helping our bi-parish be a place of health, healing, and faithfulness to God’s call to serve others recognizing that spiritual care is integral to overall health. She can provide church and community resource information for parishioners.
Monthly Blood Pressure Screening is held the second weekend of the month after all of the Masses at St. Michael’s, in the Parish Office Board Room, and after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Masses at St. Mary’s, in the hallway going into the Great Hall. Blood pressure checks are also available by appointment with the Maria Gibbons, Faith Community Nurse. 439-4400 ext. 213 or email.