The Region's Spiritual Care Services Department offers spiritual and emotional support to
patients/residents, families and staff through the coordination of its services with that provided by local faith communities.
Our mission is to...
Provide spiritual and religious support to all patients/residents, families, and
staff who request these services by connecting them to pastoral and volunteer spiritual
caregivers from their own faith communities.
Offer spiritual care to those who have no religious affiliation and require assistance
with the meaning of suffering, illness, healing and recovery.
Serve as a link between health care providers and local faith communities, offering
mutual support and education in spiritual caregiving.
Orientate, coordinate, and supervise pastoral and volunteer spiritual caregivers,
providing them with support.
Provide opportunities for counsel, worship, memorials, mediation, and other
spiritual care services.
- Recognize the importance of Multi-cultural and Multi-faith issues as they pertain to
the holistic care of patients/residents/clients.
Every individual is a spiritual being. Spiritual Care Services encourages the awareness
and development of each person's own spirituality. Although often nurtured and
expressed within an external religious framework, spirituality entails personal
appropriation and may be expressed in subjective ways such as the love of beauty,
music, art, nature, or family.