Our Spiritual Care Services are designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and religious needs of all our patients and their families.
Our spiritual care team is a group of caring and compassionate individuals who help patients and families draw upon the strength and wisdom of their faiths to:
The spiritual care team includes:
The spiritual care team offers patients and families caring and compassionate support including:
Our clergy make regular visits to patients when requested at all UPMC hospitals in central Pa.. A member of the spiritual care team is on-call 24 hours a day to respond to patient needs.
Patients should inform a member of the patient's health care team if they desire a visit. Patient confidentiality and cultural needs are respected at all times.
The spiritual care team provides spiritual and emotional support to staff and can act as a liaison between clinical staff, patients, families and friends. Educational in-service programs regarding the link between spirituality and healing are also available.
A Chaplain is on call 24/7 for emergencies. Call the hospital operator at 717-782-3131 and ask for the chaplain on-call for the particular faith tradition and campus. For non-emergent needs call the Chaplain listed below for the campus or call 717-782-5700 and listen for the directory. Other concerns can be directed to Rev. Dr. Brenda Alton.
The Chaplain will be contacted when:
The Spiritual Care Services Staff have offices (Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; M-F) at:
UPMC Community Osteopathic:
UPMC West Shore:
UPMC Polyclinic Medical Building and Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI):
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center:
Patients and families are welcome to use our chapels and meditation room at any time, day or night. Chapels are available for worship and meditation at all UPMC hospitals in central Pa.
If you are interested in volunteering for the spiritual care services click here for more information.
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