Stormont Vail Health Spiritual Care providers — commonly known as chaplains — are experienced clergy, approved and endorsed by their faith group, who have graduate degrees in theology, and specialized clinical training to provide spiritual and pastoral care and counseling.
Spiritual Care providers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help patients, family, and staff work through difficult personal, spiritual, and ethical issues. They are able to fill a special role during terminal illness. And they are available for prayer, consultation, and other spiritual needs.
They are trained listeners who are ready to provide confidential assistance to people of all faiths and backgrounds, as well as those with no religious background, without judgment, bias or pressure on the individual.
Their philosophy of care is that treatment of the whole person — body, mind and spirit — is integral to health and healing. Our Spiritual Care providers are experienced in:
- Crisis intervention
- Spiritual assessment
- Interdisciplinary collaboration
- Grief and loss care
- Stress management
- Conflict mediation