Pastoral Care and Spiritual Support
Chaplains are an integral part of the patient care team at St. Mark's and the other hospitals we serve. They attend rounds, participate in interdisciplinary team and family meetings and nursing cohorts. They serve patients in the Behavioral Health Unit, in the Acute Rehabilitation Center, parents of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as well as regular in-patient and Emergency Department patients. Our chaplains bring Arts in Health to patients and staff, participate in the Clinical Ethics Committee and Ethics Consultations.
Contact any Hospital Chaplain by dialing 00 on a hospital phone
St. Mark’s Chaplains represent a variety of ethnicities, faith traditions, cultural groups, races and sexual orientations. They are trained to be empathic listeners as patients, their families and staff members explore end-of-life decision making, emotional and relational tensions, difficult diagnoses and other life issues that emerge in the course of a hospital stay. Chaplains offer conversations, religious rituals, referrals and support to those of all faiths and of no faith. They offer a comforting presence and listening ear for the things that matter most. They create relationships with community faith leaders to respond to a patient's specific faith needs.
Recent News Articles
- Episcopal Community Services Welcomes Rev. Nancy Cormack-Hughes as the new ECS Director of Spiritual Care at St. Mark's Hospital
- Faith leaders care for the caretakers at Blessing of the Hands ceremony.
Chapel Services at St. Mark's Hospital
The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is located next to the lobby inside the Main Entrance of St. Mark's Hospital.
The Chapel is open at all times and all are welcome to find a place of sanctuary in this sacred space. Two regularly scheduled worship services are held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd each week. Holy Communion is served on Wednesdays at 11:15 am; LDS Sacrament Meeting is held on Sundays at 1pm. Both services are open to all who want to attend.
While the Chapel of the Good Shepherd is rooted in the Christian tradition, it is a multi-faith sacred space where all are welcome to seek sanctuary and solace.