Caring for the whole person
Having a loved one in the hospital or being hospitalized yourself can be stressful and lonely, and it can bring up so many thoughts, feelings, concerns and questions. Sometimes it helps to connect with your faith, or with another human being who can provide religious, spiritual or emotional support during a difficult time.
That’s why we’re here—talk to us.
Our spiritual care professionals are here for you regardless of whether you have a religious affiliation. Some of the ways we provide care include:
- Empathetic listening
- Brief pastoral counseling
- Guided meditation and other alternative therapies
- Support when making difficult decisions
- Prayer and sacramental support
Ways we can help also include:
- Providing spiritual, religious and meditative services
- Providing spiritual resources, such as religious texts
- Honoring specific rites and rituals while you or your loved one is in the hospital
We can also assist with special dietary needs related to faith, culture or tradition, and can help put you in touch with community faith representatives if needed.
For your convenience and comfort, an Interfaith Prayer and Meditation Room is located on the first floor of every hospital and is available 24 hours a day. You may also benefit from attending one of our bereavement and grief support groups.
To talk with a spiritual care professional or to learn more about pastoral services available throughout the Main Line Health system, please call Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:
- Lankenau Medical Center – 484.476.2020
- Bryn Mawr Hospital – 484.337.3320
- Paoli Hospital – 484.565.8028
- Riddle Hospital – 484.227.3212
For nights, weekends and emergencies, please ask the hospital staff to page the chaplain on-call.