FULFILLING SPIRITUAL NEEDS
For patients, their loved ones, and care givers, the experience of illness
or hospitalization often raises profound spiritual questions. Our Spiritual
Care Service provides full-time, professionally trained chaplains, and
can contact local groups to serve your spiritual needs.
The chaplain’s ministry offers support through prayer, compassionate
listening, presence and counseling. You or your family can call upon a
chaplain at any time by calling the hospital operator or by asking your nurse.
The ministry of our Priests, Sister Chaplains, and Protestant Ministers
is augmented by a complement of Volunteer Ministers to the Sick, both
clergy and laity. Eucharistic Ministers will bring Holy Communion to those
requesting the Eucharist, and pastoral visitors of various faith communities
are available as well. Spiritual Care maintains an up-to-date list of
congregations and religious leaders in the area. Ministers of local churches
and religious groups visit patients regularly. Our chaplains would be
happy to contact them for you.
Spiritual Care Department may be reached by contacting the nurse on duty.
The chapel is located on the fourth floor of the main building and a meditation
room is located on the first floor of the patient care wing. Mass is celebrated
in the chapel and shown on Channel 3 at 11:30 a.m. every day.
The Prayer Room is located on the main floor of the hospital by the Maternity