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Spiritual Support

York Hospital is committed to holistic care, providing for your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

When you or a loved one are ill, you may feel anxious, angry, sad, or any number of emotions. You may be looking for someone to provide comfort or someone to offer a celebratory blessing or prayer. Whatever you’re feeling, we’re here to provide the spiritual support you need, even if you don’t have specific religious beliefs.

Visits from our Spiritual Care team

Our Spiritual Care team (which includes accredited and credentialed chaplains and local volunteer clergy members) serves patients, their families, and hospital staff members in times of need. These caring individuals offer expertise in several faith traditions, and all share an absolute respect for your personal beliefs, listening quietly and without judgment.

Here are some ways our chaplains can help you and your family:

  • Provide spiritual care consistent with your own beliefs.
  • Contact your priest, minister, rabbi, or other spiritual advisor. (If you are visiting the area, we will do our best to bring clergy from your faith community.)  
  • Provide or arrange for sacraments or other practices that are important to you.
  • Bless newborns and families following a birth.
  • Offer information and guidance regarding ethical and end-of-life decisions.
  • Provide grief and bereavement support, as well as resources.
  • Assist patients and families in fostering hope while on their journey — in changing what can be changed and in coping positively and peacefully with the challenges you are facing.

To request a spiritual care visit, ask your nurse to contact the Chaplains’ Office, dial x3647 from your inpatient room, or call (207) 361-3647 from outside the hospital.

Loving Kindness Chapel

This space, designed to provide an oasis of quiet in the center of our busy hospital environment, is available for patient, family, and staff use when in need of time for reflection, peace, prayer, meditation, or clergy visits. The room offers comfortable seating, reflective reading materials, and a quiet atmosphere. It is available for use at any time and is located on the second floor of the Hancock Wing, near the Breast Care Center. Look for the “Loving Kindness Interfaith Chapel” sign next to the door.