Brenda Disbrow, BSN, RN-BC
Recently our Parish Nurse, Brenda Disbrow, was involved in a serious automobile accident with her husband Bill. He was treated and released. She had orthopedic surgery and is expected to recover after lengthy rehab. We pray for her recovery and give thanks in the midst of these circumstances.
Brenda has currently requested a LEAVE OF ABSENCE.
Brenda Disbrow has been a nurse for 42 years; she earned her BSN from the University of Akron. She worked in the Cardiac Care for five years, two years home care for a quadriplegic, 20 years at Medina Hospital Intensive Care Unit and the last 15 years in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Department. After attending Ursuline College’s Parish Nurse Program, Brenda began her ministry at St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church in the fall of 2001. The primary role of the Parish Nurse is to serve as a health counselor, health educator, referral source and facilitator – and to promote an understanding of the relationship between faith and health. Brenda has been married for 40 years to her husband Bill. They have three children, and three grandchildren. They reside on the family farm in Chatham.
“St. Matthew Evangelical Lutheran Church has been a wonderful parish to serve in my ministry!”
“Faith community nursing is a nursing practice specialty that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit, the promotion of an integrative model of health, and the prevention and minimization of illness within the context of a faith community.” – American Nurses Association