St. Francis Xavier Parish is unique in that there is a parish nurse, Kelly Scariano, on staff.
A parish nurse is a registered nurse with a minimum of 2 years experience that works in a faith community to address health issues of its members as well as those in the broader community or neighborhood. The experience the nurse has gathered working in other medical areas / specialties aids the nurse with assessment of health status, health needs, and collaboration with health agencies. What makes this specialty different is the conscious partnering of health issues with the faith of the client and client’s family. The core to this practice is the intentional care of the spirit of those the parish nurse assists.
View this article for a further information on the role of a Parish Nurse.