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Hospital to offer spiritual care

By Staff | Sep 9, 2011

RANSON – Officials at West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital recently announced that a Spiritual Care Services program is being established at the hospital.

Spiritual Care Services at Jefferson Memorial Hospital is a ministry of healing that provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, their families, hospital staff and volunteers. Volunteer chaplain associates are currently being recruited to work as part of the healing team in conjunction with physicians, nurses and other caregivers.

Chaplain associates will provide patients, families and staff with the spiritual and emotional support needed when dealing with critical illness. As part of the Spiritual Care Services program, the hospital will also be starting weekly Sunday Worship services at the Jefferson Memorial Chapel. The first service will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. Vicar John Unger will preside over the service which will be a special tribute in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

For more information contact Arlene Fernandez-Anderson, executive resident at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, at 304-728-1707 or by email at afernan dez-ander son@jeffmem.com.