Michaud Welcomes Rev. Summerville as New Director of Pastoral Care

FULTON – Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton is pleased to welcome Reverend Vivian Summerville as Director of Pastoral Care for the healthcare residence.

Reverend Summerville, a United Methodist minister, has been involved at Michaud for more than 25 years.

Sharing a cup of coffee and a laugh are (left to right) Rev. Vivian Summerville with resident Annetta Noyes.
Sharing a cup of coffee and a laugh are (left to right) Rev. Vivian Summerville with resident Annetta Noyes.

During this time she has actively given of her time and talents.

“I have volunteered and been involved with many resident activities, in addition to leading regular worship services with other area clergy,” said Rev. Summerville.

In her new role as Director of Pastoral Care, Reverend Summerville will minister to the spiritual and emotional well-being of Michaud residents and families.

And with her two and a half decades of experience with Michaud, what is one thing that may surprise others about the nursing home? Summerville made this observation, “The continued desire of residents to participate and be productive.” She added, “The elderly and not so elderly in nursing home settings have so much to offer all of us; it’s a community. Michaud is small enough to be personal and large enough to have great resources available to keep body, mind and spirit engaged.”

“Our Pastoral Care Program here at Michaud adds an important dimension to the overall care we provide,” said Mary Costigan, Michaud’s Administrator. “We are very fortunate to draw upon the experience and dedication of Rev. Summerville; she is a valued and respected member the greater-Fulton community and in her new role, a wonderful addition to our Michaud team.”

“My favorite part of working at Michaud is the relationships I am able to build with the residents and staff alike,” noted Summerville. “Those smiles I receive when I walk down the halls or enter rooms are priceless. If I can bring residents and their families a sense of spiritual contentment and trust, then my day is made.”

About Michaud: Located in the city of Fulton, with convenient access to SR 481, Michaud Residential Health Services is a non-denominational, not-for-profit provider of healthcare services to the greater Oswego County community. Michaud provides residential skilled nursing and physical/occupational rehabilitation services, serving 89 residents daily. Michaud also offers specialized services including Infusion Therapy and Wound VAC Therapy.

Michaud is a member of the St. Luke Family of Caring; an affiliation of community-based, not-for-profit healthcare providers serving the greater Oswego County area.

In addition to Michaud in Fulton, affiliates include St. Luke Health Services, Bishop’s Commons Enriched Living Residence and St. Francis Commons Assisted Living Residence in Oswego.

Together they provide care and services to more than 400 people and together employ more than 500.

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  1. Awesome, they received the cream of the crop when they accepted her. God Bless all of you.

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