Hospital for Special Care chaplains offer spiritual and religious care to all who are in need. Chaplains have graduate academic credentials and advanced clinical training. They are trained in inter-faith care, and provide spiritual and religious resources. Chaplains are professionally accountable to their religious faith group, their certifying chaplaincy organization, and to Hospital for Special Care. Chaplains maintain confidentiality and provide a supportive pastoral presence.

At Hospital for Special Care chaplains address what we call "Care for the Human Spirit." Whether patients and their loved ones are in the middle of a sudden crisis or are addressing a number of problems which ill, injured, or disabled people may encounter, our chaplains are available for:

Spiritual concerns:

  • Searching for meaning and hope
  • Celebrating relief, healing, gratitude
  • Dealing with suffering, loss, grief, change or discouragement
  • Ethical decisions regarding continuing or discontinuing treatments
  • Challenges that can be expected with illness, trauma, and disabilities

Religious needs:

  • Reconciliation, forgiveness
  • Prayer, scripture, faith
  • Grace-filled moments
  • Other ways God is present (or not) in life
  • Spiritual growth

Sacramental or denominational needs:

  • Contacting one’s church, parish, synagogue, mosque, or house of worship
  • A Bible or other spiritual resources
  • Community or church concerns
  • Holy Communion, reconciliation, baptism, blessing
  • Anointing of the Sick

Hospital for Special Care values pastoral care as an essential component of our outreach to patients, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and community persons. As members of the healthcare team, pastoral care chaplains share the commitment to "also care for the human spirit." During a time of transition, personal, or family illness, chaplains are available to assist you in drawing upon your personal, religious, and spiritual resources and to explore with you your concerns. Chaplains are available to you and your loved ones 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chaplains are also available to provide pastoral services for Hospital for Special Care outpatients.

At Hospital for Special Care, call us

  • When you are scared or worried...
  • When you feel lonely...
  • When you need to talk...
  • When you think about giving up...
  • When you want someone to pray with...
  • When you are sad or angry...
  • When you fear you are losing your faith...
  • When you feel confused or guilty...
  • When you feel grateful or blessed...
  • When you desire the sacraments...