Wellness Committee Plans Survey of Friars

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HNP’s Wellness Committee met last week to discuss the presentation it will make at next month’s Guardians’ meeting along with other topics.

J. Patrick Kelly, committee chair, and member Maureen Deutermann will announce a Wellness Survey to friars and describe the benefits that gathering health information will provide. The committee aims to have the completed surveys returned and ready for review before Christmas, Jim said.

This is an essential part of the committee’s future work and planning, he added.

The Wellness Committee, which formed earlier this year on the recommendation of the Fraternal Life Directorate, comprises seven members all of whom have a strong interest and, in many cases, knowledge about the healthcare field. The expertise of members ranges from radiology and psychotherapy to nursing and social work.

Suggestions of topics of concern to friars are welcomed by the Wellness Committee. Comments and questions should be directed to Jim at jpk@franciscare.org and 201-280-7644 or Sr. Vicki Masterpaul, OSF, RN at 716-373-0100 ext. 3304.