Fern Lodge is pleased to announce that Rozanne Zwick has accepted the position of Director of Christian Science Nursing at Fern Lodge. Rozanne has been listed in The Christian Science Journal since 1990. Her broad range of Christian Science nursing experience has embraced nursing instruction and camp nursing, as well as work in many capacities in individual homes and in Christian Science nursing facilities across the country and overseas. With such a wide range of experiences, she brings a unique focus and broad understanding of Christian Science nursing to her work here at Fern Lodge. Rozanne began her new duties and responsibilities — nurturing and inspiring patients, family members and staff at Fern Lodge — in September. Rozanne shared with us a glimpse of her vision for the healing work of Christian Science nursing here at Fern Lodge
“As I have been getting settled into Fern Lodge, I am seeing how well the definition of Church (Science and Health, 583) applies to what we are doing.
Church. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.
“Fern Lodge is part of the church ‘structure’ meeting the need for healing. ‘Whatever upon rests and proceeds from divine Principle’ speaks to me of government and the law that has already been placed in our heart. In the book of Kings, Solomon sought wisdom and understanding, but he learned that the understanding he needed came with his job, because there is only one intelligent source or divine Principle. I am very grateful that divine Principle is governing the position of Director of Christian Science Nursing and helping our staff of Christian Science nurses use the judgment that is an extension of the divine Principle that we all reflect.
“In addition, patients respond to divine Principle, which is showing them the divine Spirit that brings ‘healing in his wings.’ We are seeing ‘proof of [the Church’s] utility’ every day. Some patients are going home, and others are becoming more involved and active at Fern Lodge. The expressions of gratitude from patients and family members for the Fern Lodge staff and patients are ‘found elevating the race.’
“As family members learn more about Christian Science nursing, we see a ‘rousing’ of ‘dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas.’ Our staff is studying the book Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer to help arouse our thought to the present and practical nature of ‘healing the sick.’
“Church is a Universal idea, and it embraces Fern Lodge. We will continue to cherish this idea of Church and see how it is expressed in our hearts and in our relationship and commitment to each other as children of the same God.”