The pastoral care staff of Women & Infants Hospital offers a listening and compassionate presence for patients and their families throughout their hospital stay. We are trained as interfaith chaplains offering support to people of all faiths in times of illness and uncertainty.
Our spiritual support services include:
- One-on-one visits with patients and their families
- Daily communion/Eucharist
- Baptisms and blessings
- Bibles and other inspirational literature
- Sacrament of the sick
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. There is also a Meditation Room available off the Main Lobby for patients or family members to have a quiet moment or confer with a doctor.
Interfaith gatherings for spiritual reflection and support are held in the Healing Garden on the first Monday of every month (excluding holidays), 12-12:20. All are welcome.
How to contact us:
If you, or a loved one, are a patient at Women & Infants Hospital, you can contact our Pastoral Care office for spiritual support and a variety of spiritual resources. You can reach us by calling a chaplain directly at 274-1122, ext. 1659, by asking a nurse to contact the chaplain or by calling the Social Work office ext. 1360. The office is located off the Main Lobby in the Social Work department. Regular hours are 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. You may also ask our chaplain to contact a Roman Catholic priest in emergencies.