As a part of our commitment to meet the unique healthcare needs of our patients, chaplains are available to offer guidance and spiritual support with respect for religious and spiritual preferences.
Currently, there is a Lead Chaplain with regular hours and a number of volunteer chaplains from various spiritual communities who respond to emergencies. Additionally, there is an on-site chapel open 24 hours a day for prayer or quiet reflection.
To contact a Chaplain:
From outside the hospital, dial 503.435.6131, Option 1, Extension 8399.
For emergencies, call the information desk at 8337.
There are many services offered through the Chaplain’s Office, including:
- Spiritual Counseling
- Holy Communion
- Exploration of Issues and Concerns
- Bereavement Support
Chaplains are respectful of patient confidentiality and follow the guidelines of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regarding privacy of patient information.
A Bible is provided for patients and families to use upon request. Please contact the Chaplain to request one. Other literature is available from the chaplain upon request.
Prayer connects a person and/or group with divine power, plus it gives hope and comfort that reaches beyond the scope of humanity. Chaplains welcome the opportunity to pray with and for patient and family needs.
Chaplains are available to listen and offer perspective on your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Finding spiritual support may aid you in your journey toward health, wholeness, and inner peace.
Our Chaplains respect and honor the spiritual beliefs of all individuals. When requested, the chaplain will make requests and referrals for community spiritual support.
The hospital Chapel is located off the lobby near the Physical Therapy area.
The Chapel is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and is available for prayer and meditation. Baptism and weddings are available upon request. A prayer request book has been provided and may be used by patients, families, and staff to indicate needs for prayer and to write prayers. The prayer book is reviewed daily and prayers are offered for the needs indicated.