Welcome to the website of the Sisters Health Foundation. Our mission is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing resources, strengthening collaborative relationships, and supporting initiatives that impact people in the Mid-Ohio Valley. We invite you to explore our website and Facebook page!
Arlene Borkowski, Board President Renee Steffen, Executive Director
SHF Board Treasurer Doug Swearingen shares with us what draws him to our mission: "I was familiar with the Sisters of St. Joseph and the Foundation before being asked to be on the Board. My father was a dentist and was involved with St. Joseph’s Hospital from the time I was born. I worked at St. Joseph’s in the dietary department while attending college. When the hospital was sold, I was pleased to see that the proceeds from the sale would be used to help the community. The fact that we are still helping today is a huge draw for me. Since I began serving I have enjoyed being a part of the Sisters Health Foundation. Playing a small part in helping our community to live healthier and providing support to those organizations that are furthering our mission makes me proud to serve on this board." ... See MoreSee Less
Doug, it's so good to have you on the board. How wonderful to hear of your long relationship with the Sisters of St.Joseph. You have known our mission and charism for many years and understand the good the SHF is doing for the community. Thanks!
Congratulations to Future of Nursing WV Action Coalition for a successful Action Plan for 2017 and 2018! The WV Nursing Workforce Summit resulted in four Action Teams to address nurse workforce shortages. They also developed two Nursing Toolkits (available on www.futureofnursingwv.org) and a Health Ambassador curriculum for two elementary schools. As a result of the Sustainability Project, they have been invited to participate in The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Spitfire” Communications Course and Mentoring. More information on the Summit can be found on their website page “Workforce Summit.” ... See MoreSee Less
Do you want to apply for a planning grant through HRSA to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder in high-risk rural communities? Register for this June 29 webinar from the Appalachian Regional Commission and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) to learn about strategies to prepare and present a successful application. Visit bit.ly/2HZ3bCf to register! ... See MoreSee Less