20 episodes

MennoHealth Cast podcast is a production of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship in collaboration with The Mennonite, Inc. The first series, "Mennos in Medicine," consists of conversational interviews with Anabaptist folks working in various health fields. MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children.

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MennoHealth Cast podcast is a production of Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship in collaboration with The Mennonite, Inc. The first series, "Mennos in Medicine," consists of conversational interviews with Anabaptist folks working in various health fields. MennoHealth Cast seeks to highlight the personal stories of nurses, doctors, health researchers, dentists, chaplains, social workers, advanced practitioners and others involved in various fields related to the care of human beings. MennoHealth Cast is hosted by Joann Hunsberger, a pediatric anesthesiologist specializing in intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management in children.

    Episode 20: Five Life Standards for Healthcare Providers

    Episode 20: Five Life Standards for Healthcare Providers

    Dr. Malinda Berry and Dr. Donna Minter chat with Joann about the Five Life Standards and their work on Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship's Nurture Council as they prepare to bring this anabaptist peace theology, based on Doris Janzen Longacre's Book "Living More with Less," to the Annual Gathering.

    • 37 min
    Episode 19: Mennos in Medicine: Medical Missions; Interview with Bill Swartley

    Episode 19: Mennos in Medicine: Medical Missions; Interview with Bill Swartley

    This episode of MennoHealth Cast features Bill Swartley, a nurse anesthetist from Salina, Kansas, who has 25+ years experience in medical missions with several organizations, including participation as team leader for medical/surgical trips.

    • 31 min
    Episode 18: Mennos in Medicine: Social epidemiology comes to life during a pandemic; An interview with Allison Ruark

    Episode 18: Mennos in Medicine: Social epidemiology comes to life during a pandemic; An interview with Allison Ruark

    Allison Ruark discusses her first year of teaching epidemiology during a pandemic and life changes the pandemic has brought to her and her family, with a sudden move from South Africa to the states. She gives us an epidemiological perspective on the pandemic and the impact the vaccine is having on our daily lives.

    • 39 min
    Episode 17: Occupational therapy makes life accessible; An interview with Esther Bucher

    Episode 17: Occupational therapy makes life accessible; An interview with Esther Bucher

    Esther Bucher talks about her experience as an occupational therapist, how she came to her profession in her forties and her two service terms abroad with different Mennonite mission groups, including time in Vietnam as a MCC service worker where she worked with victims of Agent Orange.

    • 32 min
    Episode 16: Mennos in Medicine: To Nazareth and back. An interview with Bob Martin

    Episode 16: Mennos in Medicine: To Nazareth and back. An interview with Bob Martin

    Dr. Martin is a retired physician currently living in York County, PA. He spent much of his career working in medical missions in Nazareth, Israel alongside his wife, Nancy Martin. Nancy, who died in 2019, was instrumental in starting the School of Nursing at Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Martin recently published a memoir of their life journey entitled, “Together in Galilee.”

    • 33 min
    Episode 15: Mennos in Medicine: Debriefing a year into COVID; Interview with Marla and Jesse Hostetter Kropf

    Episode 15: Mennos in Medicine: Debriefing a year into COVID; Interview with Marla and Jesse Hostetter Kropf

    A year into the COVID pandemic, Jesse and Marla talk about their experiences working in Emergency Medicine and Primary Care. Marla is a nurse practitioner in primary care and Jesse is an emergency medicine physician and COVID has changed both their personal priorities and professional practice. They discuss the expected and unexpected challenges the pandemic brought to their work and how they were able to support each other through the past year.

    • 24 min

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