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Spiritual Care

Hospital chaplains don’t represent specific churches and they don’t push religion. They are members of our care team who can help during significant health-related events such illness, surgery, birth and death.

Chaplains on the West Burlington campus help in practical ways. They:

  • Facilitate discussions on ethical medical decisions
  • Help patients complete advance directives
  • Help people deal with concerns, fears, questions and worries
  • Provide prayer, sacraments and scripture
  • Facilitate connections with local clergy and faith communities
  • Support families and friends
  • Provide pastoral counseling
  • Provide Bibles and other spiritual resources by request

Our chapel and office

The Glenn R. Parrott Chapel is on the lower level of the hospital in West Burlington, next to Human Resources. It is open 24 hours a day for prayer and meditation. Patients who want to go to the chapel should talk to their nurses.

The Spiritual Care office is on the first floor of the hospital.

How to contact a chaplain

From outside the hospital

Using a hospital telephone

  • Call Spiritual Care at ext. 4060.
  • Call the hospital switchboard by dialing 0.