CHAPLAIN & SPIRITUAL CARE SERVICES
Chaplains are available for spiritual support and consultation. At St. Louise we are dedicated to caring for the whole person. Our Spiritual Care team is here to support you and your family. Our chaplains serve patients, their families and staff members, in a variety of ways. Our chaplains are well-grounded in their own faith, yet they do not proselytize or try to convert. They are trained in the spiritual and cultural values of all faiths and offer empathic listening and universal prayer.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
- Pastoral visits
- Crisis intervention
- Spiritual needs assessment
- Bibles. Other holy writings.
- Sacraments, Baby Dedication.
- Chapel / Meditation Room, on the second floor, open 24/7
- Memorial Services upon request
- Referrals to local faith communities
- Participation in family conferences
- Assistance with life support and other ethical questions
- Help with end-of-life issues
Within 48 hours of admission, a member of the spiritual care team will visit to ask if you have any spiritual questions or concerns. We are committed to respecting your specific faith, tradition, or your personal spiritual journey.
Sunday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm (hours may vary)
Chaplains can be reached at: (408) 848-4934
SPIRITUAL CARE VOLUNTEERS
St. Louise Regional Hospital has a group of Spiritual Care Volunteers among which are Eucharistic Ministers, which provide Communion to Catholic patients and their families. They represent the major language and religious groups in the Gilroy region. They are trained to offer spiritual and emotional support to patients and families of all faiths and to people with no preference or belief. Spiritual Care Volunteers are available for spiritual support and consultation. Religious Leaders from the local religious communities provide support as needed by request.
Families, patients and staff can request a confidential visit from a chaplain or a Spiritual Care Volunteer by calling the Spiritual Care Line.
To apply to volunteer please download the Spiritual Care Application Form and follow the instructions on the form.
ST. LOUISE INTERFAITH PRAYER GROUP
The St. Louise Interfaith Prayer Group provides non-denominational prayer for the needs and concerns of patients, families and staff in the hospital. Prayer request forms are located in the Chapel / Meditation Room, on the second floor. Prayers can also be requested by sending an email to chaplain David ([email protected]) or chaplain Pam.