Our Community Service Department is improving the health of individuals in the communities we serve. Our mission is to make a measurable difference in the health and wellness of our six-county service area. Thus, individuals will be healthier. As a result, our communities will be more viable. Through our department, we complete a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years. This identifies the primary health risk factors in the communities we serve. Because of these assessments, we can tailor our services to what is important in the community. You can view the results of those assessments by clicking the links below.
- Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Community Health Assessment
- Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital Community Health Assessment
- Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital Community Health Assessment
We offer regular health screenings to detect for the risks of heart disease and stroke. We also screen for diabetes, cancer and obesity. These screenings detect health issues early. As a result, patients can treat their health issues when they are more manageable. We provide these screenings in churches, schools and businesses. This improves access to health services for many people. As a result, people are screened when it is convenient for them. In addition, we work with those who are screened to set goals for improving their health. Thus, they can start a journey to a healthier lifestyle.
Faith Community Nursing Service
This service assists nurses in faith communities to create health ministries in their congregations. The service is available to congregations of all faiths and sizes. Training is provided to help registered nurses and people of faith to provide specific services in their congregation. This can include regular blood pressure screenings or education about diseases. As a result, congregation members can improve their health.
Faith community nurses do not diagnose or treat illnesses. They also do not dispense medications. They are not members of any clergy. Faith community nurses act as health advocates. They educate people about improving their health. In addition, they serve as counselors and act as visitation advocates and volunteer coordinators within their congregation. Thus, members have a healthier lifestyle.
To become a faith community nurse or to learn more about the services provided through the Community Service Department, please call (859) 239-2426.