Presence Saint Francis Hospital

The Spiritual Care staff at Presence Saint Francis Hospital is available 24/7 to help staff, patients, and family members, and accompany them on their spiritual journeys. Chaplains are willing to listen to concerns about religious matters and to accompany all those in need of a spiritual presence during their hospital admission. Our Spiritual Care staff also work closely with the clergy of the community in caring for people of all faith traditions.

Spiritual Care is available for:

  • Spiritual, ethical, and religious needs
  • Grief support and debriefing
  • Education in the areas of spirituality, grief and loss, ethics, and Advance Directives
  • Prayer
  • Use of chapel
  • Use of non-denominational prayer space

When to contact Spiritual Care:

  • Issues related to God, spirituality, faith
  • Matters of emotional or moral distress
  • When a clergy member is called
  • Someone to pray with
  • For support following the death of a patient
  • Dealing with issues of grief or loss
  • Dealing with stress
  • When receiving difficult news
  • When working through ethical issues
  • When discussing Advance Medical Directives
  • Interdisciplinary patient and family consultations

The chapel is available for patients and visitors for quiet meditation and prayer.  It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All are welcome.

The inclusive, non-denominational prayer space is across from the chapel.  It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All are welcome.

If you have questions, or for non-urgent issues, please contact one of our chaplains at the Spiritual Care staff office at 847.316.6293.  For urgent matters, please contact 847.316.2335 and a chaplain can be paged.

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