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Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team at South Shore Hospital is committed to providing comprehensive spiritual care to our patients and their loved ones.  Illness and hospitalization often cause patients and families to reflect on their lives. The compassion and professional guidance of a chaplain can help you and your loved ones toward renewed hope and inner peace. 

The stained glass artwork, Conren Prayer Room

South Shore Hospital's Conren Prayer room is a quiet space for prayer and meditation. It is located on Center 2 and open 24 hours a day.

Chaplains

As an integral part of the health care team, our chaplains are available to meet with you about your spiritual concerns.  Understanding the traditions of many faiths, our chaplains will listen, pray, or simply be present when you need them.

If you wish to arrange a visit or reach a chaplain for any reason Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., call extension 4022.  After 4:30 p.m., please leave a message, and a chaplain will follow up with you the next business day.   

When to Call a Chaplain

  • You would like to talk about being in the hospital and its effect on you.
  • You want to pray.
  • To celebrate the birth of a child with a baptism or a blessing.
  • Someone you care about is dying.
  • You have received a new diagnosis.
  • You are weighing your treatment options.
  • You are facing a difficult decision.
  • You would like help contacting your church, temple, or mosque.
  • You feel lonely or afraid.
  • You want to speak to someone about your relationship with God or a higher power.
  • You are coping with loss.
  • You feel grateful for the return of good health.
  • You have a sacramental need.
  • You want to talk with someone about your unique spiritual journey.

Chaplain Aides

Chaplain aides visit newly admitted patients and will contact your faith community upon request.

Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic ministers bring Holy Communion to Roman Catholic patients daily.

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