May 07 2020

Deaconess Nurses’ work in the community during these uncertain times. 

We would like to share one of many stories of how Deaconess Nurses are helping others during this difficult  time. Late Saturday afternoon, Elizabeth George from the St Louis Community Foundation, reached out to our Executive Director – Donna Smith-Pupillo. A person had emailed her pleading for her family with needs and asked if Deaconess Nurse...
Apr 03 2020

Anxiety and Grief in this time.

The world is different today. Life has changed, dramatically. The Covid-19 pandemic has struck with all of its ripple effects in many aspects of our life together. Every day we are hearing the news of tragedy and loss. Hearts race in the “what if’s”. Anxiety and grief are everywhere. As the Covid-19 spreads, anxiety does...
Mar 02 2020

Coronavirus Prevention

Prevention is the best medicine for the Coronavirus! Daily in the news media we have heard about the spread of the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus is a respiratory virus that is spread by droplets as we cough and breathe. Currently, there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The best way to prevent illness...
Apr 30 2020

Deaconess Nurses – Then and Now.

The person was fine in the morning, and dead by nightfall. Sounds like now with Covid – 19. But is also from Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918. Until Covid – 19, the Spanish flu pandemic on 1918-1919 was the only recent pandemic experience. This devastating influenza pandemic lasted only about a year, but ultimately claimed...
Mar 19 2020

Dealing with stress during this time

Stressful times. We are living uncertain times with the pandemic of Covid-19. The outbreak and all the changes it brought about in our daily lives can bring stress and anxiety. What will the next day bring? Coping with the stress today helps us to make through to a next day with hope. Everyone reacts differently...