December 31, 2007
MAURY REGIONAL HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE
COLUMBIA, Tenn.—The Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation has announced plans to fund a community health nurse, according to Foundation Chairman Eslick Daniel, M.D.
According to Daniel, the goal of this project is to reach out to the community in an effort to better meet the health care needs of citizens, especially those whose financial and personal challenges may prevent them from seeking adequate health care. Plans are to offer clinic services that include treatment for hypertension, diabetes, prenatal and children’s health, communicable diseases, and more. In addition, screening programs and educational seminars will be scheduled.
County Mayor Jim Bailey stated, “A Community Health Nurse will find health issues in their early stages and help those persons find appropriate care. This new service will also provide educational programs to help individuals improve their lifestyles. Making health care more accessible will positively impact the quality of life in Maury County. I applaud the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation Board in caring about their fellow citizens and moving forward with an innovative program.”
Maury Alliance President Frank Tamberrino added, “The strength of a community lies in its people and the character of the community is a reflection of how we treat each other. The nursing outreach initiative of the Maury Regional Healthcare Foundation shows not only us but also potential new business and industry leaders and those individuals relocating that Maury County is a special place to live and invest in.”
The foundation will begin the search to fill the position in January and plans to have a nurse hired by February. Applicants must be a registered nurse, with a bachelor of science degree preferred, and have at least 5 years experience in a nursing field. For more information, call 931.380.4075.