We understand that our patients come from diverse backgrounds and religions,
and we respect the views of all beliefs and personal philosophies.
It is understandable to experience stress, anxiety, fear or grief when
you are affected by illness or injury, either your own or that of a loved
one. For many patients, spiritual and emotional support is an important
part of healing. The chaplains in our Pastoral Care department represent
a variety of religious faiths, and are specially trained in hospital ministry.
Through compassionate care and counseling, they can help provide peace
and comfort to patients and their families during times of crisis.
We work closely with many departments, including the
Pennington Cancer Center,
Surgery. We also work hand-in-hand with
Arts in Medicine, a special program that provides art and music therapy for our patients.
Chapels, suitable for private prayer and reflection, are located on both
our Bluebonnet and Mid City campuses, and interfaith worship services
are available. Catholic Mass is celebrated every Sunday and at least once
during the week.
Services We Offer
Our ministry focuses on the patient, family and loved ones during times
of distress, personal loss and life transitions. Our chaplains are available for:
- Spiritual guidance when one desires prayer or counseling.
- Sacramental requests, including Holy Communion, Baptism or Anointing of the Sick.
- Emotional support during medical or surgical treatment.
- Grief counseling, especially when one experiences frustration, anger or sadness.
- Information about local religious congregations.
Our chaplains try to visit each hospitalized patient within 24 hours of
admission, and will initiate follow-up visits as needed. They are on call
24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Campus Chapel Locations
For more information or to contact a hospital chaplain, please call (225)
387-7742 or call the hospital operator and ask for the chaplain on call.
You may also email us at