Spiritual Care Services
Being hospitalized and dealing with illness can be an extremely challenging
time. Many people find that talking with a chaplain can help during this
period. Chaplains in our Spiritual Care Services department provide support
to patients, family members, friends and staff members at Longmont United Hospital.
An integral part of our health-care team, chaplains are non-denominational,
interfaith, or no faith and are available around the clock to be a caring
presence. They offer spiritual and emotional support and listen with openness
and understanding. Patients, families and staff are encouraged to call
a chaplain when experiencing fear, anger, loneliness, helplessness, anxiety,
grief or loss, or when they just need someone to talk to. Chaplains are
also available for times of celebration, prayer and rituals.
We are available to support all our patients regardless of beliefs and
religious affiliation. Patients do not need to be affiliated with a congregation
or faith community to call a chaplain. However if you do belong to a community,
we can notify a faith community of your choice to make a visit. Your minister,
Rabbi or other spiritual advisor is welcome to visit you or your family
members at any time.
Spiritual Care Services is here to compassionately accompany you with:
- Pastoral care in times of transition, crisis, grief, or loss.
- Conversation about hope, gratitude, fear, connection and meaning related
to your stay in the hospital.
- To seek sources of strength within your own religious tradition, culture
or belief system.
- Payers, blessings and religious rituals.
- Connecting you to your faith tradition through our staff, volunteers and
referrals to community resources.
The Longmont United Hospital Chapel is located on the main level of the
hospital between the main lobby and laboratory services and is always
available to those seeking a quiet place for prayer, meditation and solitude.
Garden of Peace
The Garden of Peace is located near the chapel where there is soft music
and seating for additional quiet space outdoors.