Spiritual Care Mission Statement
The mission of the Spiritual Care Department at St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is to provide spiritual and emotional care to our patients, their families, and our staff, regardless of their faith tradition, or for those with no religious affiliation
Caring for the whole person includes providing spiritual and emotional support during times of joy or suffering, calm or crisis, at the beginning of life or the end of life.
We are prepared to assist in your spiritual journey through prayer, spiritual counseling, religious sacraments, or simply by listening to your story.
What is spiritual care?
Spiritual Care is providing biblically based spiritual guidance (one-to-one conversations) to individuals for the purpose of healing, restoring, and living lives honoring God. Spiritual Care is a context where individuals can address life’s challenging issues with another individual in an environment where they will be heard.
Our spiritual care commitment
St. Cloud Regional Medical Center is committed to providing services and care for the health and wholeness of each patient and family that we treat. Our Spiritual Care Chaplains join with other disciplines to offer a compassionate presence for those in need. They are pleased to assist you in your particular circumstances, and will embrace the support and care of your faith community if you have that connection.
Are the Chaplains licensed therapists?
The spiritual caregivers are NOT licensed therapists. We are defining “Spiritual Care” as distinctly different from “counseling” as provided by a licensed professional counselor or therapist. It is reasonable to anticipate that by informing the care receiver of that distinction, and by functionally giving Biblical based spiritual guidance, we are not bound by legal statutes that pertain specifically to licensed professional counselors.
How can I arrange a visit by a Chaplain?
You may ask any St. Cloud Regional Medical Center staff member to assist you in arranging an appointment with a Chaplain. If you prefer, you may call the Spiritual Care office directly at (407) 498-3455. Our Staff Chaplain, Pastor Jay McCaig, is on site Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. You may also notify the Hospital Operator who maintains a list of Chaplains on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We are pleased to host a Chapel for your use on the first, West wing, of the hospital across from patient room #101. The chapel is open 24 hours a day and is stocked with English and Spanish Bibles as well as other material. Our chapel is open to all religious beliefs and is there to help you with meditation and prayer.
What will our spiritual care program do for you?
- We accept you as a person of worth and value
- We respect your faith
- We help you obtain information when asked
- We contact your minister upon request
- We listen and understand your feelings
- We spend time with you and care for your spiritual needs
Spiritual Care Chaplain's Program
Are you a Pastor, Elder, Deacon or Sunday School Teacher Who would like to be on our program? Please use the contact page to request an information packet.
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28