When you need spiritual or emotional support through you or your loved one’s health journey, lean on the chaplains at Spectrum Health.
What’s a Chaplain?Chaplains provide compassion, comfort and counsel to people of all faiths and traditions—including people who aren’t religious. Chaplains at Spectrum Health have completed special training in working with people in a health care setting.
Can I Request Spiritual Care?Chaplain services are available to our:
• Hospital patients and their loved ones
• Hospice patients and their loved ones
• Residents of Spectrum Health Rehab and Nursing Center – Kalamazoo Avenue
Spectrum Health chaplains can support you and your loved ones in many ways. You may ask them to:
• Be a comforting, nonjudgmental presence
• Contact a religious leader from your faith tradition
• Help with advance care planning
• Help you resolve conflicts between your spiritual beliefs and recommended medical treatments
• Perform religious rituals
• Provide Catholic communion to patients who identify themselves as Catholic to their nurse
• Provide grief support
• Provide religious and spiritual resources
• Say prayers and blessings
Chaplain services are always free.
Child Loss Support
For parents who have lost a child, our S.O.U.L. (Sharing Our Untimely Losses) Parent Support Group is available for grief support. Visit the S.O.U.L. information here.
Hospital ChapelsFind a quiet place to reflect, meditate or pray. Most Spectrum Health hospitals have an interfaith chapel that’s open to patients and visitors. To learn more, select a hospital: