The insignia for Trinity Regional Health System’s Parish Nurse Program was first used September 23, 1988. It was developed for use on a program cover for a banquet/fundraising event that introduced the parish nurse concept in the Quad-Cities.
Harriet Olson and Sister Sheila McGrath, who were then coordinators of the program, worked with D’Lynn Stanfield, from the former Lutheran Hospital Marketing Department, to develop the insignia. Since that time, the insignia has been used extensively as a symbol of identification for Trinity’s Parish Nurse Program and its affiliated congregations.
The three leaves in the insignia represent the components of holistic health— body, mind and spirit. The leaves also signify the partnership between the medical center, congregational pastors and parish nurses. The plant as a whole symbolizes life and growth. The earth and roots indicate the grassroots nature of the parish nurse concept which promotes personal wellness as well as sharing and caring among members of a faith community. The roots also represent faith as a foundation for good health. The outer circle symbolizes unity with God, the source of health and wholeness. The inner circle represents the connection between faith and health.
In April, 1994, the insignia was registered as a trademark to preserve its exclusive identity with Trinity Regional Health System.