Welcome To Our Official District Website

Cardiothoracic surgeon Jerome McDonald, MD is providing top quality surgical care to our community. As a leader in your faith community, you will likely be called upon to comfort and care for those who find themselves or a loved one needing major cardiac or thoracic (lung) surgery.


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Dr. Jerome McDonald


You are invited to attend an educational event specifically designed for clergy to meet
Dr. Jerome McDonald and learn:

  • the procedures offered by our program;
  • what makes a great cardiothoracic surgery program;
  • the steps a patient takes from symptoms/diagnosis to operating table;
  • what’s involved in the recovery process;
  • the surgeon’s view of how psychological, social, and spiritual factors impact a patient’s recovery;
  • how a faith community can be of practical assistance to a recovering patient and their family;
  • issues that pastors and clergy can be watching for as a patient recovers.



Save the Date! Please note this date on your calendar . . .


Meet the Cardiothoracic Surgeon

A special event for community clergy


When:  Monday, October 27, 2014 at 6pm

Where:  Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene, 1871 Boyers Road, Harrisonburg

Cost:    No charge


Register by calling Sentara RMH Healthsource at 564-7200. Please register by noon on Friday 10/24 (or as soon as you can).  ( That way, if we don’t have enough interest to continue with the presentation,  at least I will have a list of names to call with the cancellation information.)





Robin Martin, M.Div., BCC

Manager of Chaplain Services
Sentara RMH Medical Center

2010 Health Campus Drive

Harrisonburg, VA 22801


Phone:  540-689-1672

Pager: 540-574-8199



The Harrisonburg District of The United Methodist Church’s Virginia Conference is nestled between the Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The mission of our churches is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The churches of our district have a wonderful heritage and a promising future. We welcome you to our website – please feel free to contact us if there is any way we can assist you.


big update of “Events and Information” October 3

Watch our short video to learn
what you can do to keep pipes from freezing

During a cold snap in 2014, we had more than 1,000 frozen pipe claims in just two weeks. And they came from all over the country.

In fact, our customers in warmer climates are often the most at risk because they don’t think they need to take the necessary precautions.

Freezing not only damages the pipes themselves, it also can cause water leaks and
mold damage.

Our short Safety Series video, Prevent Frozen Pipes, shows what you can do to help prevent this from happening to you. It also explains how to minimize damage if your pipes do end up freezing. Take a few moments to watch it today. And be sure to share it with others in your organization.

Worried about the weather?

·         Get winter weather preparedness information at www.ReadyVirginia.gov and download the new Ready Virginia app for iPhones and Android devices.