Pastoral Care and Support
The Pastoral Care Department at Atrium Medical Center has different options for patients and their loved ones depending on the type of support they need.
Our staff includes two full-time chaplains, available in the hospital Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to being ordained clergy, the chaplains are also board-certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Our Pastoral Care Department is assisted by a group of clergy from the community. A volunteer chaplain is on call at all times and can respond to emergency situations, day or night.
We provide an interfaith chapel in the hospital. This chapel is a quiet place to meditate or pray, and welcomes all faiths and belief systems. It also includes inspirational literature and confidential prayer cards.
HEAL (Help Endure a Loss) Program
Losing a child is one of the most devastating things that can happen to a family; the parents often feel as if they can’t survive the death. The HEAL (Help Endure a Loss) Program is available to assist families by offering comfort and reassurance in dealing with a loss of this magnitude. Learn More About the HEAL Program.
While it may be difficult to think about, it’s important to plan ahead and document your future medical wishes now, in case you someday become unable to speak for yourself. This not only spares your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions in the future but gives you the peace of mind that your wishes will be honored.
Atrium Medical Center Pastoral Care staff is available to assist you in completing your advance directives forms.
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Content Updated: April 15, 2015