We are highly involved in improving the health of the community we serve. As part of our efforts to care for patients and their families, we form community partnerships to improve the health of the community around the hospital.
A dedicated staff works regularly with a wide range of organizations on a variety of activities that reach outside our hospital and into the community. Through these activities, we not only improve the quality of life in our communities, we also help prevent medical problems from becoming serious.
Together, as neighbors and partners, we work to make our community a healthier place to live.
The Faith Community Nurse Program provides care for the spiritual, emotional and physical dimensions of health care for individuals and families. The program is a partnership of Mercy Hospital and faith communities in the north metro area. Participation is open to all faiths.
The Faith Community Nurse Program offers:
For more about the Faith Community Nurse Program, please email Lyla Pagels, RN, coordinator, or call 763-236-4342.
A faith community nurse is an experienced registered nurse who understands and is committed to wholeness as it relates to health. Combining ministry and nursing, faith community nurses work with clergy, congregational staff, the health committee and other ministries in the faith community to address and respond to the unique needs within that community.
Our mission is to improve the health of our community by leading collaborative activities involving faith communities, county or community agencies and hospitals.