Chaplaincy Services & Pastoral Care
Providing for the spiritual needs of patients
John L. Good, III, Department of Pastoral Care
Sr. Sara-Ann Buckley, SND
978-922-3000, ext. 2791
Request a visit with a chaplain:
978 922-3000, ext. 2793
between 8 am and 5 pm
Or page a chaplain through the hospital operator.
The Department of Pastoral Care offers:
Pastoral Care through conversation, compassionate care and spiritual connections to patients, residents, family members and staff.
- Chaplains assist people to find integration, wholeness and health by focusing on specific life issues.
- Worship, prayer, meditation, communion and the Sacrament of the Sick.
- Education, literature and other resources.
During your stay at Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beverly Hospital or one of our other affiliated health locations, you may, if you wish, have a visit by one of our chaplains.
Chaplains are available for your spiritual needs and offer a caring ministry that is supportive and encouraging.
A Health Care Chaplain is an ordained priest, minister, rabbi, member of a religious order, trained lay person, or a chaplain.
Visits from a chaplain are available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and at other times upon request.
In addition to a chaplain, you may request services from community clergy/religious leaders by contacting the Department of Pastoral Care, Nursing, or Social Services.
Ethical Issues / Decisions / Recovery / End of Life
Often illness and the complexity of medical technology, plus personal beliefs and preferences cause patients and their loved ones to be faced with difficult decisions.
When this is the case, Chaplains are available to support and assist those seeking comfort, meaning and strength.
Translation for non-English speaking patients is available.
Our meditation chapel for people of all faiths is open 24 hours a day and serves as a quiet retreat for patients, their family members and friends. Those using the chapel can experience a sense of worship according to their own needs and individual beliefs.