It's not just your body that needs care during hospitalization, medical procedures or ongoing treatment. Your mind and spirit need to be cared for as well. Our spiritual care staff is on hand to help meet this need, whether you are a patient, relative of the patient, or member of the healthcare staff. Our chaplains will be sensitive and supportive of your spiritual needs and respect any religious or cultural practices you may have.
A medical crisis or ongoing treatment can be stressful for patients, families and members of the healthcare team. Our chaplains provide pastoral counseling and resources for religious practice, grief support, ethical decision making, and advance directives. Most of all they are available to provide compassionate emotional and spiritual support, even if that means just being there for the person requesting a visit.
Our chaplains represent a wide range of faith traditions and their education and training have prepared them to provide ministry in a clinical setting. They have a full understanding of the healthcare setting and are aware of the personal impact a healthcare crisis can have. This is true whether it involves a new diagnosis, surgical intervention, chronic pain and suffering or a difficult medical decision,
Chapel and Chapel Channel
The Chapel, located on the ground level of the outpatient lobby, is available to anyone who needs a quiet place for prayer, reflection or meditation. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy the beauty, privacy and peace that the chapel can provide.
Printed prayers, books and a special prayer request album also are available in the chapel. Worship services held in the chapel are televised on Channel 60.
Request a visit
To request a chaplain visit during your hospital stay, please call 527-5256 (extension 75256 in-house). For information on our grief support programs call the grief hotline at 527-5056.