PARISH NURSE

ST. MARK'S PARISH NURSE PROGRAM

The Parish Nurse program at St. Mark’s contributes to the worship experience at St. Mark’s Church in Washington, Illinois.  

As part of the pastoral team, Mary Hills, LPN, provides faith-based healthcare services and education to church and community members as St. Mark's Parish Nurse. Mary can answer questions about health issues and medication, in addition to providing blood sugar and blood pressure screenings. 


Additional Parish Nurse services include:

  • Accompanying patients to doctor visits

  • Home, hospital and nursing home visits

  • Monthly health screenings

  • Healthcare consultations

  • Medication authorization through insurance companies

  • Communicating with pharmacies

  • Translating doctor-provided information into layperson’s terms

  • Assisting members whose families live outside the area

  • Communicating with members’ non-local relatives

Taking blood pressue