Karnes City UMC Welcomes New Wesley Nurse

Wesley Nurse to offer community health care servicesKatyGonzales

Karnes City, Texas — Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. (MHM) is excited to offer the Wesley Nurse program in Karnes City at the United Methodist Church. The signature program is MHM's largest program geographically with more than 80 sites accross South Texas. The health and wellness program is committed to serving the least served through education, health promotion and collaboration with the individual and community in achieving improved wellness through self-empowerment.

Since 2009, Karnes City United Methodist Church has partnered with MHM to offer area residents direct access to the Wesley Nurse program in their neighborhood. This unique model of faith community nursing is committed to education, health promotion and collaboration. Anyone looking to improve their physical, mental or spiritual health can find support and assistance through this local program.

Katy Gonzales, RN, is a seasoned healthcare professional with over 10 years of experience serving as a home health field nurse and a nursing administrator prior to joining MHM. She looks forward to empowering her clients by sharing information with them about the various resources available within their local community.

Katy's programming as a Wesley Nurse will include blood pressure and glucose screenings, group and individual health education programs, physical activity and nutritional support and referral services. Her goal is to provide holistic health (body, mind and spirit) services and resources to those those in need.

"I want to educate, empower and give each client the tools they need to live a healthy lifestyle," explains Gonzales.

Ms. Gonzales' office is located at the United Methodist Church (201 N. Esplanade St.). Normal office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours are subject to change due to Wesley Nurse program responsibilities and community outreach. For additional information, call (830) 780-3307 or visit www.mhm.org.