Westberg Award

Granger Westberg Leadership in Faith Community Nursing Award

Established in 2011 (first award was given at the National Meeting June 2012), this award recognizes an outstanding Faith Community Nurse who exemplifies faith community nursing and has achieved success in implementing a practice that is faith centered, community driven and wholistic in its approach toward health promotion, disease prevention and spiritually integrated.

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Awards Criteria

    • current member of HMA
    • positive image of faith community nursing
    • proactive response to health care needs of faith communities
    • resourcefulness and creative
    • leadership skills
    • effective use of practice
    • innovative teaching skills
    • professional competency
    • evidenced based practice

2012 Recipient

Mary Ann Stone, RN, FCN

Mary Ann Stone, FCN is Minister of Pastoral Care and Health Ministries at Bellbrook United Methodist Church in Bellbrook, Ohio, where she has served for the past 12 years as “Parish Nurse”. During her 54 years of a varied nursing career Mary Ann has served in many capacities such as Clinical Instructor within the School of Nursing from which she graduated; Geriatric Nursing within the Ohio Department of Health as Skilled Nursing Facilities Surveyor.

In her role as Faith Community Nurse Mary Ann launched an expanded health ministry, inclusive of hospital, nursing home and home visitation; prayer shawl ministry and a 100 Mile Club where 77 people walked a total of 8,840 miles earning $1475.00 towards a Christmas fund for Mission support. As a gifted church member Mary Ann’s ministry now includes conducting funerals, anointing the sick and leading healing services, a Caring Shepherd Ministry and extending hundreds of hours of volunteer work into her civic community.

Mary Ann was inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her work as a Parish Nurse. She continues with her commitment to this ministry as she also lives within the circle of life, lovingly fulfilling her call to being wife, mother, and grandmother. Mary Ann lives compassionately in the fullness of God. See Mary Ann at the National Conference with President Marlene Feagan and members/representatives from her area Network.
(Pictured L-R: Sharon Becker, Mary Ann Stone, Marlene Feagan, and Michelle Randall)

Previous Recipients

    • 2012, Mary Ann Stone, RN, FCN