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The Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation Community Nurse Program

Summer 2012 -  The AKH Foundation launched its newest and most exciting community health improvement project, the Community Nurse Program.  The AKH Foundation has a Registered Nurse on staff, who is charged with developing and maintaining lists of medical and community health resources, providing health education to individuals and groups, providing personal health counseling and advocacy as well as developing community educational programs on topics such as Medicare, elder care issues, mental health issues, health insurance, disease prevention, wellness, grief, and other topics.

The program is modeled after the highly successful Parish Nurse program, a nursing specialty recognized by the American Nurses Association.  The AKH Foundation Community Nurse will be available to meet one-on-one with community residents over the age of 18.  

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Community Nurse Program   Sue Rykaczewski, RN, FCN

 

What the Foundation Community Nurse WILL Do:

  • Develop and maintain medical referral and community health resource lists
  • Provide health education
  • Provide personal health counseling and advocacy

What the Foundation Community Nurse WILL NOT Do:

  • Will NOT offer medical advice or treatment
  • Will NOT give medications, change dressings, etc.
  • Will NOT prescribe medicine, diagnose illnesses or recommend treatment
  • Will NOT interfere with treatment or advice provide by physicians
  • Will NOT be a “hands-on” nurse or become a substitute for physicians
  • Will NOT be a social worker, psychiatric counselor, or home-health nurse
  • Will NOT make home visits or accompany individuals to health care appointments
 

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Eileen Jones, RN, BSHA, CCM, FCN

Sue Rykaczewski, RN, FCN - srykaczewski@akhealth.org

Eileen Jones, RN, BSHA, CCM, FCN - ejones@akhealth.org

Allegheny-Kiski Health Foundation
One Acee Drive
Natrona Heights, PA 15065
(724) 294-3165 - Phone

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