Partnership with QueensCare continues to save lives
By: Nurse Fay, RN with QueensCare Health & Faith Partnership
Every week I perform Blood pressure and sugar exams on our local Hope-Net food pantries, including the ICSC. All of our Hope-Net screenings and follow up are helpful to the community, but I want to tell you about the first weekend of February, because it was kind of special. We had health screenings at Mount Hollywood, the Islamic Center, and Wilshire Temple. There was a life-threatening situation at each of those sites. Each involved a different language: Armenian at Mount Hollywood, Spanish at the Islamic Center, and Korean at Wilshire Temple. I’ve been following up over the last two weeks with the help of Armenian and Korean speaking colleagues at QueensCare, including walking our Korean friend through the emergency room and visiting him in the hospital.
I’m happy to say that all three are stable at this time, all in treatment, one still in the hospital. This is a great example of teamwork between the pantry volunteers and coordinators and the QueensCare nurses, clinics, and chaplaincy.
QueensCare Health and Faith Partnership provides the services of registered nurses and community health workers to its partners through a parish nursing program that delivers free and low cost health promotion and disease-prevention services in churches, temples, mosques, schools, and other social service organizations.