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Spiritual Care

Methodist Hospital of Chicago recognizes that healing is a holistic process, and values the role of spirituality in each patient’s treatment process. Valuing the rich diversity of the human family, the Hospital makes spiritual support available to persons associated with all faith traditions or with no faith tradition. Spiritual care staff are available to provide comfort, support and encouragement.

Based upon an interfaith, multicultural approach that emphasizes the dignity of each individual, our chaplains support the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, loved ones, family members, and staff. They are professionally trained to work as part of a patient’s interdisciplinary health care team, affirming that a person’s spiritual and emotional well-being plays an important part in their overall health. At your request, nursing staff or a chaplain will be glad to contact your clergy person or spiritual leader.

The Hospital’s Chapel, located on the first floor, is available as an inviting place of quiet and as a place for prayer and meditation for persons of all faiths.

You may ask any member of your medical care team to contact a chaplain for you, or you may call extension 5411 and request to see a chaplain. The hospital chaplain’s office is located on the first floor.

You may wish to see a chaplain when you:

• desire to see or have access to the ministry of a Pastor, Minister, Priest, Rabbi, Imam, or other
  spiritual leader
• desire the support of prayer, scripture, other rituals, or sacramental rites such as Anointing of the
  Sick, Reconciliation, or Holy Communion (Roman Catholic Eucharistic Ministers visit the hospital
  on Sundays to bring Holy Communion to Roman Catholic patients)
• desire support regarding bereavement or an experience of loss
• are facing a major health care or treatment decision
• are anxious or afraid
• are exploring life’s meaning in relationship to your hospitalization or other critical life event
• need help identifying faith resources

For more information, please contact the Chaplain’s Office at (773) 293-5527.

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