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Spiritual Care at Memorial Hospital

Providing Emotional and Spiritual Support to Patients and Families

 

Spiritual Care at Memorial Hospital--Contact a Chaplain

Two locations:


Memorial Hospital Central
1400 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
(map & directions)


719-365-2427

Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Weekends 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


 

Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

(map & directions)

 

719-364-2427

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Through spiritual care at Memorial Hospital, our chaplains provide support and comfort to everyone at Memorial—patients, family members and staff. Being in the hospital, or having a loved one hospitalized, can be stressful and emotional. Chaplains are available to help you work through the anxiety that often accompanies a hospital stay and chat with you about how your hospitalization affects your spiritual journey. We are available to share a prayer or listen with an open mind and heart. If you'd prefer, we can also contact your own faith community.

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Offering Spiritual Care at Memorial Hospital to Everyone

As members of the spiritual care department at Memorial Hospital, our chaplains extend spiritual care to everyone who requests it, regardless of faith orientation. We believe that spirituality is not just about formal religious affiliation, even though that can be very important. Ultimately spirituality is about the need for meaning in our lives. We are happy to walk with you on your spiritual journey.

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Our Chaplains Can Assist in or Perform a Variety of Religious Rites

You can contact spiritual care at Memorial Hospital to request the following:

  • Communion (Catholic or Protestant)
  • Anointing (Catholic or Protestant)
  • Baptism or child dedication
  • Weddings
  • Funerals or memorial services
You can reach an on-call chaplain outside normal office hours by calling the hospital operator, at 719-365-5000 (Memorial Hospital Central) and 719-364-5000 (Memorial Hospital North). Catholic priests and Lay Eucharistic Ministers are in the hospital at various times. Please contact a staff chaplain for more information or to request a visit.

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10 Reasons to Call a Chaplain

  1. When you need to speak with someone about spiritual or emotional concerns.
  2. When you feel the need for prayer or would like to receive a blessing or the sacraments.
  3. When you need help finding or contacting spiritual resources in the community. Our chaplains will contact your faith community.
  4. When there is a new diagnosis or a recurrence, especially of a serious or life-limiting disease.
  5. Before surgery or another procedure that might create anxiety or fear.
  6. When a difficult ethical decision needs to be discussed or advanced directives need to be made (DNRs, living wills, etc.)
  7. To be with family and friends during difficult times or if there is family conflict.
  8. To struggle together with unanswerable questions like "Why is this happening to me?" or "Where is God?"
  9. When a patient is facing death or to help with funeral arrangements.
  10. When a staff member needs support.