Pastoral Care: Chaplaincy Services
John L. Good, III, Department of Pastoral Care
Rev. John C. Pearson, D.Min., Director:
978 922-3000, ext. 2791
To request a visit with a chaplain:
978 922-3000, ext. 2793
between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Or page a chaplain through the hospital operator
Providing for the spiritual needs of patients and their
The Department of Pastoral Care offers
- Pastoral Care through conversation, relationship,
fellowship and friendship to patients, residents, clients, family
members and staff.
- Counseling to help people find integration, wholeness and
health by focusing on specific life issues.
- Worship, prayer, meditation, communion and the Sacrament of the
- Education, literature and other resources.
During your stay at Addison Gilbert Hospital, Beverly
Hospital or one of the affiliated healthcare provider locations of
Northeast Health System, 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 Healthcare Chaplain is an ordained priest, minister, rabbi or
trained lay person or a chaplain intern who may also be an ordained
priest, minister, rabbi, trained lay person, or student under
Visits from a chaplain are available Monday through
Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 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
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, counseling, 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