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Spiritual Care and Education

Spiritual Care

As spiritual care providers in a clinical setting, our chaplains help advocate a holistic concept of health. Modern medical care recognizes the integration of a person’s spiritual, emotional and physical well-being. These elements are interdependent dimensions both in health and in illness. We proudly provide our services not only to our patients and visitors but also to our staff.

Common areas where our chaplains provide assistance are:

  • During times of crisis
  • Facing life changes and challenges
  • Experiencing grief and loss
  • Providing spiritual counsel and guidance
  • Discerning goals of care

Our spiritual care services are provided for patients of varying creeds, beliefs, religious affiliations, and even patients with no identified faith at all.  We ultimately hope to help people explore meaning; identifying and utilizing spiritual coping strategies in the form of personal, family, community and religious resources.

Our Chaplains abide by the Common Code of Ethics for Chaplains, Pastoral Counselors, Pastoral Educators, and Students.

Rochester General Hospital's Spiritual Care

Rochester General Hospital employs a team of professional staff chaplains and hosts a nationally accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.

Learn More about the Clinical Pastoral Education Program

  • Chaplains are available in the hospital Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.
  • Chaplains are available on call for urgent needs 24/7.
  • Please call the operator at (585) 922-4000 to reach a chaplain.
  • Confidentiality is strictly maintained.

Download Our Spiritual Care Services Poster

Meet Our RGH Staff & Chaplains

Unity Hospital's Spiritual Care

Available Spiritual Care Services

We are here when you:

  • Are grieving
  • Are lonely or afraid
  • Are faced with serious illness or life change
  • Feel overwhelmed or depressed
  • Need Prayer or spiritual support
  • Need encouragement
  • Desire to celebrate good news
  • Desire to receive the sacraments
  • Need support as you make health care decisions
  • Want your clergy person contacted
  • Need to talk about end of life concerns
  • Need support before or after surgery
  • Special services as requested

Get in Touch

  • Chaplains are available in the hospital Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.
  • Chaplains are available on call for urgent needs 24/7.
  • Please call the operator at (585) 723-7000 reach a chaplain.
  • Confidentiality is strictly maintained.

Download Our Spiritual Care Services Poster

Meet Our Unity Staff & Chaplains