Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Department is committed to attending to the spiritual and emotional needs of all of our patients regardless of their religious affiliations. A Chaplain will usually visit all patients to offer assistance with regard to your special religious concerns during your hospitalization. Chaplains are available to attend to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and families as well as grief and bereavement support.

Catholic patients are offered the opportunity to celebrate the Church’s Sacraments of Healing, namely the Sacrament of the Sick, Reconciliation, as well as the opportunity for daily Communion visits from our Eucharistic Ministers.

Mass is celebrated daily in our main Hospital chapel:

  • Monday - Friday at 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Saturday at 8:15 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunday at 8:15 a.m.

Patients may see the Chapel and all Masses on Channel 96. Mass is also celebrated on Sunday morning in the Meditation Chapel in the Hospital at 9:15 a.m. The main Hospital chapel is open from early morning until after the evening Mass, and the Meditation Chapel is always open. Persons of all faiths are welcome in either chapel.

A Rabbi usually visits on various days during the week. Sabbath Hospitality is available for family members of our Orthodox Jewish patients as a hospital courtesy. To make a reservation, please contact the Office of Pastoral Care at extension 6720.

Our Muslim patients are visited regularly on request by our staff member of the Muslim Community. Our Greek Orthodox patients are seen by clergy usually once a week and upon request. Chaplains are available to assist patients of other denominations in contacting their Rabbi, Minister or Clergy member of their faith.

To contact a Chaplain, call the Pastoral Care Department at ext. 6720, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. At all other times, please dial the operator.