Spiritual Care Services
The Chaplain is a member of the health care team and assists staff in understanding the patient's spiritual and cultural needs as part of their care plan. The Chaplain provides a listening ear to patient, family and staff. Chaplains can be a liaison between the patient, the patient's families and the staff. Our Methodist Chaplains are sensitive to the diversity of patients and listens, comforts, encourages and prays for the patient in ways that help them draw upon their spiritual resources for coping and healing.
Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Any specific religious/spiritual requests such as a Catholic Priest or a specific faith practitioner is made through the Spiritual Care Department or the Chaplain on-call.
The Spiritual Care staff includes student chaplains who are doing their clinical work at Methodist Hospital in preparation for professional ministry. These students are seminary students who come from around the world to take part in this accredited Clinical Pastoral Education program. In combination with staff the students help provide the hospital with a multi-faith and multi-cultural chaplaincy staff.
The Hospital's Interfaith Chapel and the Healing Garden is located on the first floor near the elevator that goes to the cafeteria. The Chapel is always open for reflection, meditation and prayer.
The Spiritual Care Department provides a meditation channel for patients and their families. It is located on TV, Channel 6 in patient rooms. On Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., the worship service from the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia is broadcast live on Channel 6.