Today is Ash Wednesday– Schedule for Distribution of Ashes
Distribution of Ashes Today Wednesday, February 18 11:30 to 2:30 Hospital Chapel John Sealy Towers 1.202 Please request in room visit for patients unable to travel to the chapel. For Galveston Hospital patients, call ext 23909 or place a Pastoral Care Consult through Epic. Local congregations have services planned at a variety of times during the day.
Contact: Email: Kathy Ozenberger For: Pastoral Care Phone: ext 23979
Myths about Pastoral Care
Myth–The chaplains only come when someone dies.
- Chaplains assist at all times of hospitalization
- Critically ill patients/family members traumatized by admission
- CPR in progress, with or without family present
- deaths, especially unexpected deaths
- pediatric traumatic injury or life threatening condition
- request for chaplain/priest/minister by patient or family
Myth–Patients must request or give permission for a chaplain to come to visit.
Patients may be referred to Pastoral Care by any staff member. Any staff member recognizing a distress—grief, fears—may request a chaplain to visit the patient.
Patients may refuse a Pastoral Care visit
Requests for visits may be sent by consult in order entry or by a phone call to the Pastoral Care office, ext 23979.
Myth–Only chaplains provide spiritual care for patients and families. Read More»
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