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To request a chaplain, please call the Chaplaincy Office directly at 617-726-2220
When you are in the hospital, ask your nurse to contact us, or call us directly at 6-2220
Spiritual Care support is available to people of all faiths and those with no religious affiliation. Chaplains serve as members of the interdisciplinary care team working closely with nurses, physicians, palliative care, social workers, child life specialists and others. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day. The pediatric chaplain is available Monday-Friday during daytime hours.
Reasons to Call a Chaplain
To request a chaplain visit, please place a referral through the Provider Entry Order (POE) or page the on-call chaplain at beeper #27302. You may also contact the Chaplaincy office at (617) 726-2220.
The hospital chapel is located on the first floor of the Ellison Building and is open 24 hours a day for meditation, prayer, or quiet reflection.
The hospital masjid (Muslim prayer room) is located in Founders 109, around the corner from the hospital chapel. The masjid is open 24 hours a day. A prayer schedule is posted outside the masjid.
Scriptures and devotional literature from a variety of traditions are available by request from the Chaplaincy Office.
Each inpatient pediatric unit has a prayer tree in the waiting room. Patients, families and staff are invited to write a prayer and/or intention on a ribbon and tie it onto the tree. When the tree is full of ribbons they are removed and the prayers are offered up at the 12:15 p.m. interfaith prayer service.
Kate Gerne, MA, M.Div., BCC
Clinical Interests: Spiritual-care, family-centered care, ethics, palliative care, pediatric massage, grief and loss.
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