Parrish Medical Center Celebrates 1,000th Enrollment in Partners in Healing Program
TITUSVILLE, FLA. (March 15, 2018)— One thousand Parrish Medical Center patients have enrolled in Partners
in Healing, a collaboration between PMC and the local faith community.
“The Partners in Healing program is great!” “I love that
my church and my hospital are working together to offer support to me
when I’m in the hospital and when I go home, “said George
C. Partelow, the 1,000th person to enroll in the program as of February.
As a healing hospital, PMC began partnering with local faith communities
in 2013 to provide patients with spiritual and emotional support. Today,
25 congregations are actively involved.
For many patients, a hospitalization brings treatments requiring a brief
recovery and quick return to good health. For others, it is a new reality
of a life changed.
“Recognizing that good spiritual and emotional health has a positive
effect on physical health and recovery from illness, our program provides
a team of hospital pastoral care and local congregation members to provide
follow-up support,” said Jerald Smith, PMC Chaplain. “We want
to be sure that our patients have everything they need for a full recovery
and that their healing continues after they leave the hospital.”