Spiritual Care

Hospital chaplains

The Spiritual Care team provides a spiritual presence for patients, their family members, and staff. Interfaith chaplains are available for guidance, support, prayer and counsel. Each chaplain is trained to provide spiritual care in a manner sensitive to the patient’s and family member’s religious tradition. Two ministers of varied protestant traditions, a catholic priest and two part-time catholic deacons provide the spiritual care. Extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist visit daily offering Communion to those with sacramental needs.

A visit by a chaplain can be requested upon admission, by calling guest service at 504.349.1134 (Monday through Friday), by notifying your nurse or by contacting a hospital operator. Chaplains are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am through 4:00 pm. A chaplain is on call after hours, weekends and holidays.

A chapel for private prayer and meditation is located on the 2nd floor near the surgery and critical care waiting areas. It is open 24 hours a day. An inter-faith prayer gathering is held every Tuesday at Noon.