Salt Lake City, UT – Welcome to Rev. Nancy Cormack-Hughes as the new ECS Director of Spiritual Care, responsible for the spiritual well-being of healthcare staff, patients and their loved ones. She succeeds Rev. Nancy Piggott who will continue the work of ACPE Certified Educator for the accredited CPE™ program which is housed at St. Mark’s Hospital. Rev. Piggott has filled the dual-role of Director and Certified Educator since the Fall of 2016 and the unexpected loss of then Director, Fr. Lincoln Ure.
Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has been the provider for Spiritual Care at St. Mark’s Hospital since 1984. The hospital’s continued integration of physical and spiritual well-being, along with support of the nationally accredited clinical pastoral education program (ACPE CPE™), has helped ECS Spiritual Care to flourish. The program now provides highly skilled chaplains for St. Mark’s Hospital and increasingly for other hospitals within the HCA Division.
“It is with humility and excitement that I embark on this new journey with Episcopal Community Services and St. Mark's Hospital,” says Rev. Cormack-Hughes. “I pray that both existing and new relationships with staff and community will grow as together we pursue health, depth, and connection.”
Rev. Cormack-Hughes is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and Emphasis on Pastoral Care. She was Board Certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2017 and following her Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at St. Mark’s Hospital under the direction of Fr. Ure.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Rev. Cormack-Hughes has a wealth of hands-on pastoral experience and community service experience. Since 2009, she has worked as a Chaplain at Bristol Hospice, while also working for ECS as needed at both Lakeview and St. Mark’s Hospitals.
For questions or more information, contact Episcopal Community Service, St. Mark’s Hospital Spiritual Care Department, at (801) 268-7292.