We have a new Parish Nurse…..
We are pleased to announce that Becca Wright has agreed to be our new Parish Nurse. She began work on June 1.
A Parish Nurse is a professional nurse who functions as a member of the ministerial team within a faith community and as such, delivers primary holistic nursing services across the life span with a focus on prevention and inclusion of the body, mind and spirit in assisting members to achieve optimal health. A Parish Nurse does not provide direct clinical care or procedures in the church or in parishioner homes but serves members through: visitation, providing health education, making referrals to resources within the community, helping members adapt to lifestyle changes, counseling members on health-related issues, providing health screenings, serving as a patient advocate, and coordinating and training volunteers.
Becca’s experience: Licensed RN for 40 years, retired in July 2015 after spending 33 years in Public Health, Parish Nurse at Bethel Presbyterian Church since January 2016
Becca’s office is located in the Fellowship Center next to the kitchen. (sharing office with Meals on Wheels) Office hours: Wednesdays between 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. for blood pressure checks, counseling and referrals. Available other hours as needed, or requested, for appointments and visits to the hospital, other health care facilities or in a member’s home. Becca can be contacted at: (423) 963-9617.