Spiritual Care Services 

  • Chaplins available seven days a week
  • Spiritual and emotional support to patients and families dealing with the challenges of illness, treatment decisions, and the process of healing
  • Pastoral and sacramental ministry for patients and their families
  • Notification of a patient's local pastor, rabbi, or religious representative upon request
  • Educational resources to local faith communities in the areas of spiritual care, lay visitation, and bioethical decision-making
  • A network of bereavement support services within the hospital and local community
  • Spiritual Care Library that includes books, pamphlets, and videos

 

Team members are available to provide these spiritual support services:

  • Crisis intervention
  • Grief and loss support
  • Exploration of spiritual concerns/issues
  • Requests for prayer
  • 24-hour critical/emergency support (available through the PBX operator)
  • Spiritual and scriptural reading material
  • Meditation videos (available on the patient education channel)
  • Requests for priest/sacramental ministries
  • Assistance with Advance Directives Referrals for support may be made by physicians, nurses, the patient, family members, local clergy, and other members of the healthcare team.