Sunday, January 7, 2018 – 11 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 11 a.m. – Worship Service
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 12 p.m. - St. John’s Council meeting immediately following worship
Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 6 p.m. - Mocha and a Message - Our theme is “Every Move I Make” is in Jesus! Come and see! Bingo, refreshments, prizes and fun immediately following Mocha and a Message. All are welcome to join us for uplifting music, Word, food and fellowship.
Sunday, January 21, 2018 – 11 a.m. - Worship Service
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 12:15 p.m. (approximate time) - New member class after worship at St. John’s
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 3:00 p.m. - Youth Bowling (adults are welcome too). Northside Bowling Lanes, cost is $5.00 per person. Please RSVP to Nancy Pitcock by no later than Noon January 24, 2018 so that she will know how many lanes will be required.
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 11 a.m. – Worship Service
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 12:30 p.m. - Joint Council meeting at Gravel Springs
173 food items were collected for CCAP during the month of January. Thank you for your generous donations.
Flu Season 2017-2018 Information for Valley Health System (@ VHS critical access hospitals—Page Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, Warren Memorial Hospital, Hampshire Memorial Hospital)
Due to a steady increase in influenza and influenza-like illness in our region, restricted visiting hours will be in effect as of tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at all six VHS hospitals. These temporary limitations to Valley Health’s visitation policies are being enacted to limit the risk of exposure for patients, as well as other visitors and staff.
Hospital visitation of patients by congregation members may continue following the VHS flu restrictions. Please note:
- No visitors under the age of 18
- No visitors with any symptoms of influenza-like illness (cough, fever).
- All visitors will be offered a mask and those who have not received the flu vaccine will be asked to wear a mask when within 4 ft. of a patient.
- Two blocks of visiting hours : 11am – 1pm and 6pm – 8pm
- Limit of two visitors at a time per patient
- Lay persons may visit parishioners who are also hospital patients during visiting hours 1100-1300 and 1800-2000; however are not permitted to enter the ICU, NICU or newborn nursery unless they are family members and meet other visitation criteria. Only VHS badged community clergy and FCNs who have been flu vaccinated and have the FLU sticker 2017-18 receive ‘exemptions’ for patient visitation—no restrictions of time or location unless other circumstances apply (e.g., patient/family requests no visitors; care delivery priorities, etc.).
Women and Children’s Units
- No visitors under the age of 18 unless you are the parent of the newborn or pediatric patient
- Siblings of the newborn may visit in Mother/Baby with a signed sibling visitation form. Screened siblings may visit between the designated hours 8am – 8pm.
- Banded support individual may visit Mother/Baby anytime
- Labor and Delivery will follow current policy for visitation allowing 4 support individuals
- Parents of pediatric patients may visit anytime
- Grandparents may visit 8am – 8pm.
- No sibling visitation in the NICU and Pediatric Unit.
- AM Admit nursing staff will screen family members visiting patients in immediate post-operative period utilizing respiratory screening questionnaire
- Critical Care – 5 visitors permitted during initial perioperative visit
- Non-critical care nursing units will be limited to 2 visitors
Critical Care and Step Down:
- No visitors with any symptoms of influenza-like illness (cough, fever, GI)
- Visiting hours remain open but will be limited to 5 visitors per patient. These 5 visitors are encouraged to have had flu vaccine. If not vaccinated, must wear mask at all times within critical care environment including waiting room.
- Need to be identified and names recorded with primary nurse.
- Limit 2 visitors at time per patient.
- Patient who are at the end-of-life
- May have visitors under the age of 18 with parental consent.
- Will not have flu limitation set on the number of overall visitors or number of visitors at a time.
- All non-vaccinated visitors will be educated to wear mask at all time within critical care environment including waiting room.
Facilities affected by the change include Winchester Medical Center, Winchester Rehabilitation Center, Warren Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Page Memorial Hospital in Virginia, and Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital in West Virginia. Visiting restrictions will remain in place until the flu season concludes.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to limit influenza exposure for patients, visitors and staff.
Lisa M. Zerull, PhD, RN-BC
Director & Academic Liaison
Nurse Residency Program/Spiritual Care Services/Youth Healthcare Career Exploration
Winchester Medical Center/Valley Health System