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Pastoral Care 

Care & Counseling When You Need it Most 

Chaplains visit with patients and family members at the hospital and elsewhere providing spiritual care, counseling and education to people of all faiths. Chaplains address the spiritual and emotional elements of patient care, crisis ministry, bereavement and grief support.

Services are offered for special occasions, such as weddings, memorial services, adoption and blessing ceremonies and national observances.  Communion and other religious observances may be requested through the chaplain’s office.

Pastoral Care supports healing environment programs that help soothe and care for patients such as newborn blessings and inspirational literature.

Chapel

The chapel is open to everyone at all times unless it has been reserved for a special event. The chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital.

Issues Surrounding Critical Illness

There may come a time when you or a member of your family is seriously injured or becomes gravely ill. In the midst of your shock and grief, you may be asked to make difficult decisions about the intensity of medical care administered, or whether life-support systems should be used or withdrawn.

It is important for you to learn about the levels and types of medical care available, your or your family member's health status and prognosis, and to discuss the treatment with which you would feel comfortable before you or your family member need to make these decisions. This section of our website is designed to help you better understand these issues.