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Spiritual Care

Chaplain Services


Chaplains provide one-on-one care and group support through a full complement of spiritual services.  These include:

  • Catholic ministries: Volunteer ministers of care serve daily communion in patient care areas.  A Catholic priest assigned by the diocese visits patients, responds to emergencies and provides sacramental anointing. Clergy from local Catholic parishes provide additional support when needed.
  • Crisis intervention including counseling, listening and prayer
  • Patient visits to all patient care areas
  • Daily rounds to intensive care, oncology, surgical services, neonatal, pediatric and cardiac units
  • Spirituality groups  
  • Worship opportunities at Edward and Linden Oaks hospitals
  • Advance directives, do not resuscitate orders, and end-of-life care planning
  • Supportive prayer and/or rituals as practiced by the patient and family
  • Referrals to pastoral counseling centers
  • Assistance with funeral home notification and funeral/memorial services.
  • Emergency infant and adult baptism or blessing
  • Day and evening grief support programs for adults
  • Referrals to grief support programs for children and young adults
  • Training for hospital staff in ethics and spiritual care
  • Networking with local clergy.  Courtesy parking for local pastors.

A staff chaplain is available to provide spiritual support services 24 hours a day. Please make your requests for a chaplain through your primary care nurse or call 527-5256.  You can also call the hospital operator (0) and ask her to page the on-call chaplain.


(630) 527-3000

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