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Massachusetts General Hospital recognizes that meeting the spiritual and religious needs of our patients and their families is an important part of caring for the whole person.
As partners in healing, MGH chaplains are spiritual caregivers serving patients, families, visitors, and staff through comfort, encouragement, and prayer. We embrace life-long learning, respect the dignity and worth of every person, and honor the sacredness of the human spirit.
Professional chaplains provide spiritual care to people of all traditions, cultures, and beliefs. We serve as liaisons, connecting members of the healthcare team, patients and families, and, if requested, clergy or other religious leaders in the community. Chaplaincy services are free, private, and confidential.
The Chapel at Massachusetts General Hospital is committed to providing spiritual care to patients, their families and hospital staff. Ministry is available to people of all faiths and to those who have no religious affiliation. The Chapel first opened to the hospital community on April 25, 1941, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Chapel is located on the first floor of the Ellison Building, diagonally across from the MGH General Store and Flower Shop.
Visit the Spiritual Care website for additional information, including a schedule of services, volunteer opportunities, prayer requests and contact information.
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