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September 4, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: director@healthministriesnetwork.net

SKAGIT ADULT DAY CARE PROGRAM SEEKS LOCATION IN BELLINGHAM, WA

ADULT DAY CARE SEEKING LOCATION IN BELLINGHAM

   As you may know, the only Adult Day Care (sometime referred to as adult day health) program in Whatcom county recently closed. In response, Adult Day Care in Skagit County is looking to start an adult day care in Whatcom County. They hope to have a program available to local seniors by the end of the year in a temporary space, if needed. For more information on the services they provide in Skagit county visit their website, www.skagitadultdayprogram.org.

...Read more here.


AMELIA VADER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEALTH MINISTRIES NETWORK

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Health Ministries Network community,
   It is with great joy that I join you as the new Executive Director for Health Ministries Network. Over the past six weeks I have been inspired to learn more about your spirit of service and your tireless approach to sharing God's love. Carol has gone above and beyond (as I sense she always does) to provide me with a thorough introduction to the network. Thank you, Carol, for all you have given to HMN during this pivotal year.

... Read Amelia's letter here.


June 12, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Carol Nicolay

PEACEHEALTH AWARDS A $22,200 COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE GRANT TO HEALTH MINISTRIES NETWORK

Health Ministries Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in Bellingham Washington that advocates for holistic health care in Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island counties in Western Washington. The grant supports the work of faith community nurses and community health advocates in over 50 congregations and community organizations.

... Learn about the grant here.


April 23, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Melissa Morin

WHATCOM COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
STARTS NEEDLE DISPOSAL PILOT PROGRAM

As the opioid epidemic intensifies, the Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is addressing the issue of used needles found in public places. The Department is now offering free needle clean up kits to businesses and community groups who want to safely clean up needles found on public property.

... Learn about the program here.


April 16, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Carol Nicolay

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHUCKANUT HEALTH FOUNDATION
HMN Offers Course in the Foundations in Faith Community Nursing

This foundational course prepares currently licensed RNs for a Faith Community Nurse (FNC) ministry and other caring individuals for a role as a Congregational Health Minister (CHM) or as a Community Health Advocate (CHA) in an interfaith partnership of service to congregations and community

... Learn about their observations here.


April 2, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Carol Nicolay

April 2, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Carol Nicolay

HMN receives grants from the PeaceHealth and Chuckanut
Healthcare Foundation to offer Transitional Care Services

Using these grants, Health Ministry Network will:
¤ Establish seven congregational (community) centers in Whatcom County with FCNs and qualified HMs who offer hospital to home transitional care services;
¤ Centers will provide transitional services by a FCN or qualified HM upon discharge from the hospital or LTC facility.

... Learn about their observations here.


March 19, 2018 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Carol Nicolay

2017 Alzheimer's Society Annual Conference:
Reflections by HMN Faith Community Nurses

Each year Health Ministries Network offers continuing education scholarships to Faith Community Nurses for the Alzheimer's Society Conference held annually in Whatcom County. These nurses reflect on the information and report to the HMN membership. In 2017 HMN sponsored seven nurses, and these are their reports.
... Learn about their observations here.



AUGUST 30, 2017 - BELLINGHAM, WA
Contact: Carol Nicolay

HMN and Christian Health Care Center offer Care Transitions for Faith Community Nurses

Supported by a grant from the PeaceHealth Community Collaborative Fund, Health Ministries Network has entered into an agreement with the Christian Health Care Center to pilot the Community Care Transitions Model developed by FCNs to address 30 day post discharge readmissions ...      Learn more about this collaboration.


 

 
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