Illness can be a frightening and isolating experience with uncertainties and losses. Sometimes illness can push us to the point of spiritual and emotional distress. It can also be a time of spiritual growth. Our Mission is to nurture the spiritual well-being of our community.
We are there in times of struggle or sadness and in times of joy to provide respectful spiritual care that honors the faith preference of those we serve.
Whether a person has an identified spiritual preference or not, Chaplains may offer supportive spiritual counsel. A Chaplain is trained to respond within the spiritual and cultural frame of reference of the individual served.
Spiritual Care is:
The Pastoral Care Department is accountable to MultiCare and the health care team to adhere to the best practices in hospital chaplaincy and to offer the highest standards of professional conduct. Chaplains are accountable to patients and families for providing care in the context of respect and compassion. And finally, Chaplains are accountable to one another, that the care we offer each day is consistent with the dictates of conscience, our faith tradition, and our own spiritual beliefs.
Any hospital staff member can contact a Chaplain. Our Chaplains are available to respond immediately to emergencies 24 hours a day.