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Patients & Visitors

Spiritual Care

Lake Region Healthcare's Chaplaincy Services attends to the spiritual care needs of patients, families and staff. A person's preferences and needs are assessed to determine how chaplains can facilitate care provided by local clergy and congregations as well as how chaplains can respond to preferences and needs directly.

Spiritual care can include providing comfort at a time of distress; identifying meaning and values related to illness, wellness and end of life; rites, rituals, prayer and scripture reading; and respectful awareness and sensitivity to cultural and religious diversity. Chapel space is available in the hospital (ground floor across from the Gift Shop entrance) and the Cancer Care and Research Center.

Chaplain-led groups are available for patients on the Bridgeway behavioral health unit. Bible Studies and worship services are conducted at the Mill Street Residence. Individual visits are available throughout the system.

Our staff includes two professional, board-certified chaplains. There are also several volunteers trained in Stephen Ministry who assist in assessment visits as well as several community clergy who volunteer on weekends and holidays.

In addition to chaplaincy services described above, our department uses animal-assisted therapy with a Pet Partners Certified canine companion.

Patients, family members and staff can request chaplaincy services directly or through a member of the health care team.

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