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President’s Message September 2020

Autumn Approaches As autumn approaches in this long, hard year, perhaps we look forward to new things. The beauty of trees full of colorful leaves, for example. Or here in the desert Southwest, we hope for an end to our long, very hot and dry summer. Or maybe new or renewed programs in your health [...]

President’s Message September 20202020-09-14T14:59:30-04:00

Executive Directors Message September 2020

Labor Day was created to celebrate the workingmen and workingwomen of our country. It has traditionally been a day for rest and relaxation. It also seems to mark the “end of summer”. In the past kids were back in traditional school, fall schedules were being made and mumblings of “the holidays are just around the [...]

Executive Directors Message September 20202020-09-05T16:20:24-04:00

The Joy of Living

By Guest Vloger Deborah Dixson, BSN, RN-BC As a young woman approaching adulthood, my life began to blossom in so many directions. I am the oldest child of 4 children. In the 3rd grade I knew that I wanted to become a nurse. While in high school I became a Candy Striper at Pontiac General [...]

The Joy of Living2020-09-04T09:29:52-04:00

An Exciting Announcement from our Executive Director

One of my favorite poets, Maya Angelou said, “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” This quote on self-care could not be more simply put. We are in the business of tending to others, this is our job, our calling, our [...]

An Exciting Announcement from our Executive Director2020-09-01T13:54:42-04:00

Stay Healthy Mentally During a Pandemic

By Guest Vloger Denise Viker, BSN, RN, HMA Vice-President Join our own Denise Viker as she shares ideas on how to Stay Healthy Mentally During a Pandemic.

Stay Healthy Mentally During a Pandemic2020-08-21T09:27:41-04:00

“The Buddy System”

by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN, HMA Executive Director Back in March when it became painfully evident that life was going to be different from now on, there was much brainstorming. I knew that my ministry was going to have to adapt quickly. The Buddy System was created and put in to place. We thought of [...]

“The Buddy System”2020-08-12T15:33:17-04:00

Adapting to A COVID-19 Era

By Guest Blogger Helen Bhagwandin During this most unprecedented time of our lives, I know many of us have done things we did not think we would be doing. Well, it was the second Sunday of Lent after an evening Lenten service when I found out that we might have a positive COVID-19 case in [...]

Adapting to A COVID-19 Era2020-07-22T11:39:02-04:00


By Guest Blogger Ruth Syre, FCN  This piece was originally written as an online devotion for the church I belong to and serve as a Faith Community Nurse: Winter Park Presbyterian, Wilmington, NC. We began sharing online devotions early on in the pandemic, as we were forced to find alternative ways to be church and [...]


Executive Directors Message July 2020

By now you have been inundated with messages on the virus, how many tested, how many deaths, possible vaccines, phases of reopening and how this will affect our lives going forward. You have listened to the news on racial tensions, police brutality, looting and violence. All valid and extremely important information. However, sometimes I find [...]

Executive Directors Message July 20202020-07-15T13:30:58-04:00

Planning For End-Of-Life . . .

To all of my HMA friends, no matter your age, please take the time to read this article linked below. Not the easiest topic, but timely. When we are hearing the deaths from COVID, these numbers are translated to lives. People. Family members. NOW is the time to pull out your advanced directives and read [...]

Planning For End-Of-Life . . .2020-08-21T09:30:25-04:00
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