Whether you or a loved one are in the hospital, you may be experiencing a lot of different thoughts, feelings, concerns and questions. Sometimes, it helps to connect with someone who can provide religious, spiritual or emotional support during this stressful and trying time.

Spiritual care in our hospitals

You don't have to navigate this journey alone. Our spiritual care professionals are trained to provide spiritual and emotional support by offering an empathetic listening ear and ways to find mindfulness.

You can turn to our chaplains for thoughtful guidance, comfort and support when you or a loved one are faced with:

  • A new or difficult prognosis
  • Feelings of depression, guilt, anxiety, apprehension and fear
  • Emotional trauma
  • Family and relationship issues
  • Life situations that contribute to an illness or complicate recovery
  • Making ethical decisions about treatment

Learn more about spiritual care in our hospitals

Clinical pastoral education

Our chaplains serve all patients and visitors—regardless of religion, faith and beliefs—with respect, empathy and dignity.

Some of the ways our spiritual care professionals provide compassionate support and guidance include:

  • Empathetic listening
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Guided meditation and other alternative therapies
  • Support when making difficult decisions
  • Prayer and sacramental support
  • 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

Our spiritual care professionals also assist with special dietary needs related to faith, culture or tradition.

If you’re interested in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training, our training program may be right for you.

Learn about clinical pastoral education