Health Services, with services that include a comprehensive diagnostic, preventative, acute care, and rehabilitation system; congregational programs providing parish nursing services to the community; and chaplaincy services to United Methodists from around Wisconsin who are being cared for in Madison area hospitals.

Bellin Health

In addition to the main campus hospital, Bellin operates a facility at Oconto, a Cancer Team Center, and numerous Bellin Family Medical Centers and Fast Care Clinics. Bellin Health Care Systems has been serving Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin for more than 100 years and more than 100,000 inpatients and outpatients have received service through Bellin. The Bellin Hospital is known as the region’s heart center, as it was the first hospital in the area to offer a comprehensive heart program, and the facility has continued to keep pace with exciting technological advances in cardiac care. (Fund No. 7850)

Parish Nurse Ministries

Parish Nursing is a unique, specialized practice of professional nursing that focuses on the promotion of holistic health in a faith community, such as a church, synagogue, or mosque. Parish Nursing ministers to the needs of the individual, the family and the community the church serves. The Parish Nurse serves within the context of the values, beliefs and practices of the faith community and in accord with its mission and ministry. Parish Nursing integrates education, advocacy and referrals with the gift of healing presence, which is the condition of being consciously and compassionately in the present moment with another. Healing presence affirms an individual's potential for wholeness, regardless of their life circumstances. (Fund No. 7806)

United Methodist Hospitals Ministry

The United Methodist Hospitals Ministry is an outreach visitation ministry of healing and connectional support by the United Methodist Church. It consists of two parts: (1) The Chaplain visits United Methodist patients and their families hospitalized in Madison's major hospitals. When patients are hospitalized at a distance from their homes, it is often difficult for clergy from their church to visit them. Our chaplain fills in for local clergy when they are not able to visit, and provides a connectional link between the patients and their congregations and pastors. (2) The Chaplaincy Committee of lay and clergy persons oversees the work of the chaplain, sets goals and compensation, and assists in fundraising. The ministry is regularly communicated to congregations throughout the Wisconsin Conference. (Fund No. 7630)