Wesley Nurse Ministry
The Wesley Nurse program spans 80 sites throughout South Texas and is Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.’s largest geographic outreach program.
The professional practice of the Wesley Nurse is not limited to the physical dimension of medical needs; rather, it includes a mind, body, and spirit holistic approach. A key component Wesley Nurses undertake in their communities is providing health education, health promotion, and facilitation of resources. We assist individuals and communities in achieving improved health and wellness through self-empowerment and access to healthcare resource information.
While the Wesley Nurse program is a component of Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ ecumenical outreach and located within churches, it does not teach a particular set of denominational beliefs. All Wesley Nurse programs are FREE, and all members of the community are welcome. Programs are offered to groups or on an individual basis. http://www.mhm.org/services/wesley-nurse .
MHM’s Wesley Nurses may offer the following programs:
- Blood Pressure Screenings
- Charity Referrals
- Diabetes Education & Supplies
- Exercise Classes
- Food Pantry Assistance
- Glucose Screenings
- Nutrition & Weight Management Education
- Prescription Assistance
- Referral Assistance
- Support Groups
Wesley Nurse services do not include dispensing or administering medication; diagnosing or treating medical problems; or recommending medical treatments or medicines.
Our Local Wesley Nurse is Lindsey Floyd, RN. She offices out of here (First UMC Edna, 216 W. Main St., Edna). Her regular office hours are Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm, Summer (June – August) is Monday – Thursday. 361-782-2413 or LFloyd@mhm.org .
There are Wesley Nurses in 80 sites across South Texas. To find a Wesley Nurse in your community, call toll free (800) 489-8863 or visit www.mhm.org .
About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is a private, faith-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing medical, dental, and health-related human services to low-income families and the uninsured in South Texas. These services include primary care medical and dental clinics, support services like counseling, case management and social services, family wellness and parenting programs, and church-based community nursing programs. Learn more about MHM at http://www.mhm.org.
The mission of Methodist Healthcare Ministries is “Serving Humanity to Honor God” by improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of those least served in the Rio Texas conference area of The United Methodist Church.
MHM also works with similarly focused organizations and state government in developing more socially conscious public policies so that the root of the problems of the underserved is addressed for the long-term.
MHM’s one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System – the largest healthcare system in South Texas.