Supporting diverse spiritual needs

A smiling woman spiritually comforted by a chaplain in her hospital room.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide compassionate and effective spiritual care and a supportive presence to our patients, their families, and staff twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

What we do

As chaplains, we spend time providing compassionate and holistic care holding hands and talking about what is essential to a person or persons. We help them find meaning and acceptance amid suffering, pain, grief, death, and dying, drawing understandings and connections from their spiritual, religious, and value systems. We help others discuss their fears, anger, anxiety, hopes, and joys.

  • Provide 24-hour on-call pastoral care and counseling services
  • Collaborate with other disciplines
  • Provide interfaith religious/spiritual resource services
  • Partnering with community spiritual leaders
  • Provide religious resources to patients and staff
  • Charting spiritual/pastoral interventions and outcomes
  • Participate in patients’ case conferences such as:
    • Discharge planning
    • Palliative care
  • Available for consultation on:
    • Ethical concerns
    • End-of-life decisions
  • Struggling to find meaning during illness
  • Issues of death and dying
  • Expressing frustration, fear, hurt, doubt
  • Inability to engage in spiritual or religious practices
  • Loss of hope or feeling life is not worthwhile
  • Sense/feelings of abandonment, loneliness, and isolation
  • Family concerns
  • Questions about faith or loss of faith
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Feelings of losing control
  • Relationship with God
  • Guilt, fear, and internal conflict