Memorial Services Held at Maria Regina Skilled Nursing Facility

Maria Regina, a Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of St. Joseph, was awarded a grant from the Funeral Services Foundation for staff support and bereavement during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.   From July 16-31,2020,  fourteen small, personalized Memorial Services were held on units, for all three shifts, where the names of the residents who died during the pandemic on that unit were read.  Non-nursing departments also gathered in several intimate groups for Memorial Services to honor those who died. Rev. Laura Tria, a local interfaith minister, led the services and facilitated the group sharing. Rev. Tria created a beautiful container for staff to share memories, their tears and their gratitude for their co-workers’ dedication, flexibility and deep sense of love and duty for the residents of Maria Regina.

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