Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Service strives to be a channel of peace, offering compassion and support and the healing power of God to patients, their families and hospital associates. This is done mainly through direct patient visits, the sharing of sacraments and the offering of prayer and spiritual counsel. If the patient desires, Pastoral Care will contact his or her parish, congregation or clergy person. Finally, Pastoral Care works as an integral part of the health care team to provide quality patient care.

Pastoral Assistance involves:

  • Shared Prayer
  • Spiritual Counseling
  • Sacramental Ministry
  • Discussion of Ethical Issues
  • Pastoral Involvement with Hospice
  • Assistance With Advanced Directives
    • Living Wills
    • Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions
  • Contacting Home Congregations and/or Clergical Personnel if asked for by the patient

Pastoral Care Hours
In-house Chaplains are available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.  Chaplains are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to patients, their families and staff who seek spiritual care.

Location
The Pastoral Care office is located on the first floor in the wing north of the front entrance.

Chapel
The HaysMed chapel is located on the first floor next to the pastoral care offices.  It is a sacred space available for prayer and reflection.  A meditation garden is also available and is just outside the chapel.  Sacraments are arranged upon request.

To Reach Pastoral Care
Any patient or family member may call Pastoral Care by dialing 785-623-5000 and asking to speak with a chaplain.