Spiritual Care is the art and practice of compassionate presence and companionship with those who seek meaning, wholeness and healing in life. The professional trained and experienced chaplains at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital are available to patients and their families, as well as staff, volunteers and physicians, in need of such support. At Saint Joseph Hospital, we are committed to caring for your spiritual, emotional and physical health. Our integrated approach to healthcare reflects the rich legacy of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, who have been serving the Denver community for over 140 years.
Why would I want a chaplain?
- You are frightened, discouraged or worried
- You are grieving the loss of someone close
- You are struggling to cope with life
- You are losing hope and want to find meaning
- You need to discuss end-of-life concerns
- Yare having communication issues
- You are concerned for a loved one
- You are concerned about a personal relationship with God
- You are having difficulty coping with an illness or hospitalization
- You want to connect or communicate with a faith community
- You need help making a difficult decision ethically
What does a chaplain do?
Offer support in times of crisis or death Provide a compassionate, listening presence Connect you to outreach safety nets in the local community Offer grief ministry or support group information Facilitate in ethical decision making, assist with preparing Advance Directives Provide ministry and education to hospital and community
How do I request a chaplain?
Professionally trained spiritual care providers are available 24/7 throughout your stay in at Saint Joseph Hospital. Chaplains are also available through iHope, our spiritual care ministry that is available to anyone, any time, and through any mode of communication you prefer. It is our way of extending our healing ministry to the local community that the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth have been committed to serving for over 140 years.