At EAMC, we recognize that meeting spiritual and religious needs is an important part of caring for the whole person. To respond to these needs, the hospital offers the services of our chaplaincy. The Chaplaincy Department is committed to providing spiritual care to patients and families, to the staff and to the institution as a whole. Ministry is available to people of all faiths and to those of no religious affiliation. Pastoral care at EAMC is provided by trained professional chaplains as well as other EAMC health care professionals. Spiritual care of patients/families is always provided in collaboration with the multidisciplinary care team.

EAMC Chaplains:

  • Provide religious ministry and spiritual support to patients and their families
  • Provide ministry for and consultation to hospital staff
  • Serve as liaisons between the hospital and visiting clergy, seminarians, and lay visitors.

Pastoral care of patients, families, and staff helps people faced with illness and hospitalizations remember that they belong to God and their community. Chaplains sustain, support, guide, and help people in their search for meaning in illness and for reconciliation in relationships. They offer consultation and counsel regarding spiritual, emotional and ethical matters. They support by listening without judging, sharing without preaching, and offering the resources of tradition, sacraments, scripture, ritual, and personal presence.

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Mission and Scope of Services

At EAMC, we recognize that meeting spiritual and religious needs is an important part of caring for the whole person. To respond to these needs, the […]
April 14, 2017

How to Contact a Chaplain

A chaplain is available for you around the clock at EAMC. You may phone the Pastoral Services office directly from your bedside Monday through Friday at […]
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Honoring Diversity

For a listing of ways that chaplains can be helpful for patients/families with faith-specific needs, please see below: Roman Catholic Request to see the Catholic Priest […]
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Prayers

The following is a group of prayers for different occasions and circumstances, and from many different faith traditions. Many people, when they are in the hospital, […]
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Chapel

You will find the Buck Rice Memorial Chapel located just off the Main Lobby elevators. The Chapel is always open for quiet meditation and prayer. Each […]
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For Clergy

We work closely with community clergy and pastoral visitors who minister to their parishioners or congregants in the hospital. If patients indicate their denominational preference when […]
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Links

Hospital Chaplaincy College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy Associate of Professional Chaplains The Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association Local Grief Support […]