Spiritual comfort in times of illness, injury or the death of a loved one can be an important part of the healing process. The unexpected fears and overwhelming threat of an uncertain future can often send patients and their families in search of spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Patients of all faith are invited to our chapel and pastoral support services.
The Nellie Hoffecker Interfaith Memorial Chapel, located just outside the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the second floor, is always open for private meditation/prayer or the lighting of a votive candle.
At Grand View Health, compassionate spiritual and emotional support is available to patients and their families during times of illness. Care is provided by a full-time chaplain, clergy and lay volunteer chaplains, as well as chaplain interns through the Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program of Penn Foundation.
Chaplains work together with physicians, nurses and other healthcare staff, as part of a team dedicated to holistic patient care. A chaplain visits daily with most newly admitted patients to listen empathetically and offer spiritual support, comfort, prayer and a devotional booklet. With permission, and when religious affiliation is indicated, one of our chaplains will notify a patient’s clergyperson of their admission to the hospital.
Pastoral Care is interfaith in approach and is sensitive to the diversity of religious expression. Requests for a visit by a chaplain can be directed through any hospital staff member. Area pastors or authorized church lay representatives with a proper Grand View Health identification badge may visit their congregation members at any time. Contact our chaplain at 215-453-4970 or firstname.lastname@example.org.