Patients & Visitors

Pastoral Care

Illness often turns one's attention to spiritual matters. The Hospital Chapel is located on the first floor. The Chapel is open at all times to every denomination. In addition, a team of Pastoral Care Volunteers make hospital rounds upon request. Our Pastoral Care Volunteers are skilled in offering spiritual and emotional support to patients, their loved ones, and staff. They listen attentively, reflect on what they are hearing, and help the person deal with their own life situation at that moment. Prayer is offered based upon the beliefs, traditions, and worship style of the person being counseled. Counseling is available for families who must make end-of-life decisions: e.g. Health Care Proxy, Do Not Resuscitate Orders, initiating/removing life support, and organ donation. Bereavement counseling is also provided. Please tell your nurse if you would like a Pastoral Care visit.