The Pastoral Care Service at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital is an interfaith service designed to provide spiritual care to patients and their families, while meeting the needs of our community.
Hospital and volunteer chaplains are trained to respond to persons of any or no religious background and the Pastoral Care department has contacts with representatives from most major religious traditions.
A Chaplain can offer a sensitive listening presence, help to facilitate conversation about spiritual concerns and mobilize the spiritual resources of patients and their families. In addition, they serve as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team, and can provide support with treatment decisions and can assist in communicating with physicians and staff.
At the request of the patient or their family, a Chaplain can coordinate spiritual care and contact community clergy.
Community clergy are encouraged to contact Pastoral Care Services with their needs and concerns, as Chaplains work together with them in providing spiritual care for patients and their families.
St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital also provides patients and their families with a chapel, where they may have a moment of quiet solitude. The chapel is located on the first floor next to Registration.