Spiritual Care Program
Spiritual Care Volunteers
The Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center Spiritual Care Program offers educated and trained volunteers to provide spiritual care and support. This program does not seek to displace patient's primary spiritual resources, rather, it provides complementary spiritual support. All personnel in the Volunteer/Spiritual Care Department respect all religious and spiritual preferences and collaborate with hospital staff to give patients the best care possible.
Spiritual Care Visitors assess spiritual needs, to provide resources and to contact local faith communities and or church upon request. Hours are from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm weekdays and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm on weekends.
Ways We May Assist You
Whatever your religious preferences, the Spiritual Care Program at MMSC can provide spiritual support for you and your family and friends during your hospital stay.
One of our Spiritual Care Volunteers will be happy to:
- Accept you as a person of worth and value
- Respect your faith
- Help you obtain information when asked
- Contact your minister upon request
- Listen and understand your feelings
- Spend time with you and care for your spiritual needs
An on call volunteer chaplain is available for:
- Crisis Intervention
- To be an emotional and spiritual resource in times of crisis
- Communication problems
- Contacting your minister upon request
- Sorting through difficult decisions
There is a chapel located on the third floor in the SE corner of the Skilled Care Department. Please ask the Volunteer at the Visitors Entrance in the Lobby for directions. Visitors and patients are welcome to access the Auxiliary Courtyard located under the skywalk by the hospital's main waiting room. Both areas are open at all times for prayer, meditation and times of silence.
Please Call: If you are a patient, family member or concerned friend and would like to request a visit from a Spiritual Care Visitor or Chaplain, please dial extension #1628. If you cannot reach anyone at this extension, call the hospital switchboard by dialing "0" and have the operator page a Spiritual Care Volunteer for you.
Spiritual Care Office:
In house extension:
Director of Volunteer Services:
To reach a chaplain, Urgent requests should be directed to a nurse who will contact the on call chaplain.
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