A Message from our Executive Director

While word of the coronavirus has been in the news for a while, this week has really turned our world upside down. You are being inundated with messages and I would encourage you to continue to look at the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization for reliable information. However, we find ourselves in [...]

A Message from our Executive Director2020-03-18T11:14:44-04:00

Techny Towers 2020 – Tour

2020 Conference Venue: Techny Towers  2/21/2020 – by Annemarie Halfpap Built in 1899 by a German order of priests, Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center is something to behold. I had the privilege of a guided tour in January 2020 in preparation for the Health Ministries Association (HMA) conference, to be held there [...]

Techny Towers 2020 – Tour2020-02-22T18:34:56-05:00

February is American Heart Month

Check back for more at over the month of February - American Heart Month The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at NIH has new and creative tools to raise awareness about heart health and to help prevent heart disease. On January 21, CMS finalized a decision to cover acupuncture for Medicare patients with [...]

February is American Heart Month2020-02-03T08:00:49-05:00

HEALTH UPDATE: Coronavirus

On January 7, 2020, a novel or new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The numbers of confirmed cases and deaths are increasing and both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization are closely monitoring this outbreak have made recommendations for clinicians and the public. The [...]

HEALTH UPDATE: Coronavirus2020-01-30T08:58:26-05:00

Executive Directors Message Jan/Feb 2020

This time of year, I always feel conflicted. The holidays and old year are over, the New Year has begun. There seems to be pressure to commit to some resolutions (strongly dislike that word) that you may or may not keep. Just as there is a New Year beginning, I am acutely aware that it [...]

Executive Directors Message Jan/Feb 20202020-01-09T09:28:03-05:00

Executive Directors Message – November 2019

What good have I done today? I have a practice, one that I think is very effective in keeping me organized and on task. It may be annoying to my family, but for me it is a must have. It is the alarm setting on my phone. As many of you do, I set my [...]

Executive Directors Message – November 20192019-11-11T15:32:33-05:00

2019 HMA Conference Update!

2019 National HMA Conference Faith Based Approaches to Cultivate Healthier Communities October 11-14, 2019, Erlanger, KY Nursing Continuing Education Update St. Elizabeth Medical Center d.b.a. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number P0171. Speakers and planners for [...]

2019 HMA Conference Update!2019-08-12T11:33:46-04:00

HMA Executive Director Announcement

The Board of Directors of Health Ministries Association (HMA) is pleased to announce our first-ever Executive Director, Ms. Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN.  This new Executive Director position is an exciting step forward in the growth of HMA, and we are confident in the experience and passion Julie brings to the role. Ms. Ruchniewicz has been [...]

HMA Executive Director Announcement2019-05-24T15:38:47-04:00

New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses

Now Available! New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses: The Heart and Soul of Caring As announced recently, Catholic Health Initiatives (now part of CommonSpirit Health, one of the nation’s largest health systems) has created a new series of podcasts developed by and for faith community nurses. I know many nurses are not paid for [...]

New Podcast Series for Faith Community Nurses2019-05-21T17:24:18-04:00


Religion Member Interest Group, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics The Religion Member Interest Group (RMIG) is a group within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy. RMIG consists of members [...]

NEW PARTNER IN MINISTRY:2019-05-03T16:18:33-04:00