The Health and Wellness Committee serves the parish by supporting the parish nurse program and its healing ministry. The committee assists in determining the health and wellness needs and priorities of the parish, assists in planning and developing educational programs and health related activities, assists the parish nurse and provides support for health screenings, programs and activities sponsored by the committee.



To contact our Faith Community Nurses please

call 444-3524 extension 501

 Nurses will check messages on Monday-Wednesday-Friday

If it is an emergency, please call 911




Patty Hession, RN.

My 48 years of nursing experiences included working in Intensive and Coronary Care Units and in a Cardiac Catheterization Lab, working at college student health care centers, and caring for geriatric patients in an infirmary setting. We moved to Washington in 1993 where I worked at the Pediatric Cardiology Office, Children’ s Hospital of Illinois, until retirement in 2011.   In 2007, I completed the Parish Nurse Program at OSF St. Francis and volunteered time until 2013. I am looking forward to continuing Faith Community Nursing and being able to provide nursing, emotional, and spiritual support to our parish members and families.  I am married to John for 47 years; we have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

Connie Wilcosky, RN, BSN, MBA
I have been a nurse for 32 years. My clinical nursing experience includes Neonatal Intensive Care, Pediatric Intensive Care and Homecare. I also had the opportunity to work as a nurse in an NICU
when we lived in England. I currently work for a Quality Improvement Organization. I have been married for 27 years to Tom, and we have lived in Washington for 17 years. We have 4 children and 1 grandchild.  I completed the Faith Community Nursing Coursework in Feb 2016; I am looking forward to the opportunity to share my time, talent and passion for wellness, advocacy and integrating spirituality into the nursing process.

Thank you Connie & Patty for this great ministry you share with our parishioners and to all the nurses on your Health & Wellness Team.