President’s Message May 2022

New Year, New Commitment Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors There is so much going on in the world, yet it is hard to know what to say. We stand with those who are under attack in their home country of Ukraine and with those who have fled seeking [...]

President’s Message May 20222022-05-25T12:56:39-04:00

President’s Message January 2022

New Year, New Commitment Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi Here’s a true/false quiz: Denise’s family owns a piece of the Green Bay Packers True or [...]

President’s Message January 20222022-02-24T14:37:26-05:00

President’s Message August 2021

What I Learned from Watching the Olympics and the Impact for HMA Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors If you know me at all, you know that I am not an athlete but I am a passionate spectator! I enjoy watching many sports- professional, amateur, and most of all, [...]

President’s Message August 20212022-02-24T14:30:52-05:00

President’s Message May 2021

Denise Viker, BSN, RN - President of Health Ministries Association Board of Directors An especially important part of Health Ministry Association is our communication with each other. One of the reasons I serve on the board is my firm belief that we do our best when we are engaged in honest, open discussions. Jen Hall submitted her resignation [...]

President’s Message May 20212022-02-24T14:21:47-05:00

Being a Spiritual Leader : Leading From the Heart

Gail Thornton RN, BSN Nurse Leader, Dignity Health/ Common Spirit HMA Director of Program Leadership There are many reasons why we become leaders. However, there’s one thing all leaders have in common, we take the responsibility of leading other people. Whenever an organization wants a project to move forward, they depend upon their leaders to [...]

Being a Spiritual Leader : Leading From the Heart2021-11-11T15:18:44-05:00

Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: Balancing Listening, Teaching & Empathy

  By Amy Armanious DNP, MSOL, RN  This spring, many of us in the USA witnessed hope with the positive COVID news that people were getting vaccinated and hence less serious illness and death. Families were once again able to get together with loved ones and enjoy celebrations such as college and high school graduations, [...]

Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths: Balancing Listening, Teaching & Empathy2021-08-17T18:07:11-04:00

A Reflection on Health Ministry in These Pandemic Times

By Guest Blogger Tom Pruski, DMin, MAPS, RN Wesley Theological Seminary, Heal the Sick Program Director  The 12th-century theologian and author John of Salisbury used a version of the phrase: "We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our [...]

A Reflection on Health Ministry in These Pandemic Times2021-07-09T10:09:19-04:00

Executive Director’s Message – June 2021

by Julie Ruchniewicz, BSN, RN, Executive Director for HMA Spring has two things in common, spring cleaning and Nurses Week. The ritual of spring cleaning has been traced back to the Iranian Nowruz (the Persian new year) which falls on the first day of spring. It is traditional to clean the house thoroughly either right [...]

Executive Director’s Message – June 20212021-06-17T10:02:02-04:00

Reflections . . .

Reflections on Race and Health Matters Zoominars - Racism and Health Matters: Do you See What I See? Part I - January 26, 2021 ♦ Part II  - April 26, 2021   GREETINGS, HMA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS These are challenging times. Our faith is being tested. We are called on to be more Christ-like, to [...]

Reflections . . .2021-05-28T10:44:57-04:00

Guest Blog

What is it like to be a Muslim Faith Community Nurse in a Mosque Community? by guest Blogger  Nancy Romanchek BSN, RN, CHPN, MPH My favorite description of Islam is as a clear, racing river which flows through many countries, taking on the color of the stones beneath the surface as it goes. Being a [...]

Guest Blog2021-05-20T09:45:34-04:00
Go to Top