The spiritual care staff of Women & Infants Hospital offers a listening and compassionate presence for patients and their families at any point during their hospital stay. Trained, multi-faith chaplains are available to offer spiritual support to people in times of illness and uncertainty.
Spiritual support services include one-on-one visits with patients and their families; baptisms, blessings and prayers; bibles and other inspirational literature; daily communion/Eucharist and sacrament of the sick are available upon request.
Places of Prayer and Meditation
Our interfaith chapel is located in the hospital's main building and is open 24 hours a day. It was created as a quiet and peaceful place for patients, families, friends and staff. There are a wide variety of religious and spiritual resources for all faiths available in the chapel.
Our Healing Garden, open 24 hours a day, is on the fourth floor of the hospital for patients and family members when you want a place of quiet and calm.
Interfaith gatherings for spiritual reflection and support are held in the chapel on the first Monday of every month (excluding holidays), 12-12:20 p.m. All are welcome.
Trained to act within a professional code of ethics, our chaplains will:
- Speak and act in ways that honor the dignity and value of every individual.
- Provide care that is intended to promote the best interest of the patient/family and to foster strength, integrity and healing.
- Demonstrate respect for the cultural and religious values of those they serve and refrain from imposing their own values and beliefs.
- Understand the limits of their individual expertise and make referrals to other professionals when appropriate.
We invite you to contact a chaplain to support you and your family.
Chaplains: Caroline Patterson Inlow, M.Div. and Helen Bodell, M.Div.
To contact a chaplain during the work day, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., call 401-274-1122, ext. 41659.
For emergencies and after hours, call the switchboard at 401-274-1100 or ask the unit secretary to page the on-call chaplain.