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.
- 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.