WHY DID WE START HALO?
The increasing number of cases of neglect, abuse, and intentionally caused deaths in healthcare settings is alarming. These are not just “cases”; these are human beings in need of our genuine concern and protection. That is why a group of individuals, who have been involved in the pro-life arena for many years, started the Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization.
HALO’s founders recognized the urgent need to provide aid to patients and their families, particularly when lives are in jeopardy. HALO strives to protect, support, and advocate for medically vulnerable persons without discrimination based on race, religion, age, disability, sex, or sexual orientation.
HALO MISSION STATEMENT
Adopted September 5, 2018
The mission of the Healthcare Advocacy and Leadership Organization is to promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable through direct patient and family interactions; through intercessory prayer; through community education and awareness programs; and through promotion and development of concrete “life-affirming healthcare”* alternatives for those facing the grave consequences of healthcare rationing and unethical practices, especially those at risk of euthanasia and assisted suicide.
*”Life-affirming healthcare” is defined as medical care in which the paramount principle is the sanctity of life, which means that the life and safety of each person come first and each person receives medical care across their lifespan based on their need for care and never with an intention to hasten death, regardless of their abilities or perceived “quality of life.”
The Board of Directors:
Julie Grimstad, President
Jo Tolck, Vice President
Kurt Virnig, Treasurer
Mary Merritt, Secretary & Prayer Director
Val Baertlein, Assistant Secretary
Dr. Roger Miller, MD
The Board of Advisors:
Sara Buscher, Esq.
Ralph Capone, MD
Lucy Karen Clay
Cristen Krebs, DNP, ANP-BC
Mark Davis Pickup
Bonnie Quirke, RN
Mary Schaefer, RN
Sr. Maria (Faulkner) of the Trinity, RN
Nancy Valko, RN
Anne O’Meara, Executive Director
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