Guidance & Support When You Need It.
For many people, a hospital stay can be a time of stress and uncertainty. The Spiritual Care department at Sierra Providence Health Network is an expression of our commitment to treat the whole person (mind, body and spirit) with excellence in patient care. We provide patients and their loved ones with spiritual guidance and emotional support during their time of need.
Our Spiritual Care department consists of:
- The Chaplain, who is an ordained Roman Catholic Priest, and hospital trained lay volunteers on staff minister in an unbiased manner to patients, their families, or employees who may request spiritual care, no matter what their faith or beliefs. The Chaplain serves as resources in the crisis of hospitalization by being available to listen and reflect with persons on their thoughts, feelings, and personal faith.
- Lay Volunteer Spiritual Caregivers who have a deep personal faith and have undergone an extensive training program in hospital ministry.
Arrange a visit
Upon request, prayers, sacraments and other resources of a patient's individual faith can be made available to help patients find strength during their hospital stay and recovery. The Spiritual Care department can also arrange visits for patients who request to see a religious Caregiver of their own personal faith.
To arrange a religious Caregiver visit, you may either let your attending nurse know or call the Spiritual Care department directly at (915) 577-6651, Monday - Friday; 8 am - 4 pm. The Spiritual Care staff extends its services to Providence Memorial Hospital & Children’s Hospital at Providence and Sierra Medical Center.
Chapel Services are available at Providence Memorial Hospital & Children's Hospital at Providence only. The Chapel and Chaplain’s Office are located on the first floor near the Administration at Providence Memorial Hospital & Children’s Hospital at Providence. A Catholic Mass is celebrated on Thursday, at 12:00 Noon.