Parish Nurses also hosted the Third Annual Medical Memorabilia Exhibit

Each year Parish Nurses put together an exhibit of medical equipment, supplies, and artifacts from the past that we have collected over the years including uniforms, pins, and caps from surrounding schools of nursing.  The parish is invited to visit the exhibit after Sunday Masses.















Parish Nurses share a meal together after Mass












Parish Nurses celebrate Nurses Day by attending Mass together









Joyce Rabanal is presented with the "Women of Distinction" award by the Progressive Women's Association 








Once again Doctor Franz held his annual free Skin Screening clinic on April 29th. Light refreshments were served and free samples of skin products were available.




 Bonnie's Bus was here on March 16, 2018.  17 people were screened.  Next year the Bus will be here the end of March or first of April.



 Parish Nurses and guests enjoy Christmas dinner at Raymond's Restaurant






Photos from Health Fair 2017



Tailgate for Health


Sponsored by Immaculate Conception Parish Nurse Ministry

 OCTOBER 21, 2017  10AM to 2PM

 IC Parish  

 Free Admission /Refreshments

 30 vendors including:

  Massage - Children's Corner - Tai Chi - Flu Injections  

 Cybersecurity  General Medicine - Dental Care

Cancer Care- Nursing Home Information -  Medical Power

Of Attorney - Living Wills -  and more


Put on your WVU gear and join us as we cheer on the Mountaineers when they face the Baylor Bears while  learning about health and safety



Tercer Feria Annual Para la Salud y la Seguridad



Patrocinado Por:  Ministerio de Enfermeras De la Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion


Cuando?  El 21 de Octubre del 2017 de 10AM a 2PM


Adonde?  En el Centro Parroquial de la Iglesia Inmaculada Concepcion


La Entrada y las Bebidas son Gratis!


Habrá 30 Proveedores Incluyendo:

  • Servicios Dentales
  • Masajes
  • Medicina General
  • Cuidado para el Cancer 
  • Un Rincon para los Niños


Y Muchos Más, Los Esperamos!


 The Parish Nurse Ministry would like to thank everyone who supported our fundraiser on August 26th, our annual PANCAKE BREAKFAST








The "Wait Staff" and "Kitchen Help"










On June 25th the Parish Nurses hosted an informational program on Dental Health.

Gina Sharps, a dental hygienist, presented information on the effects of poor dental hygiene and it's consequences.

She is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS degree and a Masters in Public Health.  She has worked in both private and public sectors of the dental profession over the past twenty three years.  She currently serves on the Association of State and Territorial Directors (ASTDD) Fluorides Committee.   She also fulfills the role of West Virginia's Dental Hygienist Liaison between ASTDD and the Office of Head Start.


There were free samples and of course food.

A lively discussion with questions and answers along with a slide presentation completed the program.

Gina is the immediate past president of the West Virginia Dental Hygienists' Association and a graduate of the 2010 class of the Leadership West Virginia program.

Thanks Gina for a thought provoking  and informative presentation. 


Once again, on May 28th, Dr. Franz, a local dermatologist and member of the parish, held his free annual SKIN SCREENING CLINIC.

He along with his nurse Theresa Brown, a member of The Parish Nurses Ministry, conduct the screening each May in the Parish Center. 

.  This annual event has become very popular.


People are seen in the order in which they register.

Of course there is always plenty of food to eat.


Free samples are also available.

The Parish Nurse Ministry would like to thank Dr. Franz and Theresa Brown for providing  this very valuable service free of charge.  







 On Sunday May the 7th The Parish Nurses attended the 8:30 Mass to celebrate NURSES WEEK.


Vases of white roses were placed at the Virgin Mary's statue in honor of all deceased nurses.


Following Mass we met at Eat n' Park for breakfast.







On April 28th the Parish Nurse Ministry presented the third program on addiction.

 Parents and teens were invited for an evening of pizza and a video produced by the FBI on opioid addiction.


Jo Anne McNemar, a prevention specialist, introduced the topic.

The video features real people and their stories as they struggle with the addiction.

 She also introduced members of "The Dream Team" , high school students who pledge to remain drug free.

Jo Anne McNemar, prevention specialist,  Imoni Saab - Bridgeport High School, Makayla Posey - Notre Dame High School, Giana Loretta - Lincoln High School

Natasha Gum with the United Summit Center was on hand for the discussion that followed the video.



Father Pat Wash, addiction counselor lent his expertise to the discussion.

 Everyone who attended was very moved by the video.  Adults and teens alike voiced their thoughts and concerns during the discussion.

Our next program will deal with prescription drug abuse.



National Kidney Foundation

 Once again the Parish Nurse Ministry hosted The National Kidney Foundation's free kidney screening in conjunction with United Hospital Center and WVU.

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to AWARENESS - PREVENTION - TREATMENT of kidney disease.

Cherie Peters and Rachel Masterson from the foundation supervised setting up the room and instructing the staff and Licensed Practical Nurse Students from United Technical Center on their duties during the screening. 


Heather Hall, Anita Hamrick and Patti Cook from United Hospital Center were on hand to assist.

The patients moved through several stations during the screening.






Several other agencies took part in the screening.Devin Diehl of Kidney Smart was on hand to distribute information about classes she teaches at the Dialysis Center at Rosebud Plaza.

Travis Skinner and Sutton Hastman from Wall Mart Pharmacy distributed information on medications.

Jim Harris, Director of Health Access, also displayed pertinent information.

In all 65 patients were screened.  Each patient had the opportunity to discuss their results and options with qualified  physicians.

We look forward to hosting the event next year.  Thanks to all who participated.




February 25th the Immaculate Conception Parish Nurse Ministry hosted a Family and Friends CPR and AED Class.

Thanks to Christian Palmer and his Eagle Scout Project we now have an AED in the church and one in the parish center.


 The class started at 8:30 with registration.


 After a short introduction by Bill Manley, RN - lead instructor; affiliated with the WVU Extension Service, (Shirley M. Kimble Training Center)

Matt Verona, DO-IC parish nurse ministry and AED Program Medical Director, presented an overview of the class.


The class was a combination of video presentation, demonstration and practice.


Aaron Kocsis, RN-Instructor affiliated with the WVU Extension Service (SMKTC), was on hand to assist and share his personal experience.



Thanks to Aaron Kocsis, Bill Manley, and Matt Verona, for volunteering to present the CPR - AED training class.  We hope all who participated now feel more confident about their ability to handle an emergency. 




Dr. Anthony Catania, a local Podiatrist, was on hand at the Parish Center on Sunday, February 5th to do a free foot screening.  Each person had the opportunity to have their feet examined and to discuss their foot problems with Dr. Catania.  



There were also free samples of foot cart products available.

A delicious brunch was served by the parish nurses.

Dr. Catania was impressed with the facility and the work of the parish nurses.  He expressed his willingness to make this an annual event.