At Redlands Community Hospital, we know that there are times of illness and hardship which take their toll on the physical, mental and spiritual health of patients and loved ones. At such times, Pastoral Care Services is here to provide support for you.
Spiritual Healing and Your Health
When studied scientifically, religious commitment has been found to have specific health benefits. Religious commitment is positively associated with a wide variety of health care factors such as:
- Enhancement of physical and functional status
- Reduced extent of depression, suicide and anxiety
- Greater emotional well being
- Improved coping with various medical and psychological problem
- Strengthening of available social support systems
The Chaplain is available to you during the crisis of illness, by listening, and can assist you in coming to terms and decisions that are best suited for you and your families spiritual beliefs. The Clinical Chaplain attends ICU rounds Monday through Friday, providing input regarding patient care issues and assisting families in dealing with end of life decisions.
Upon patient request, the Chaplain will meet with surgical patients and their families for pre-operative prayer. He serves on the Ethics and Institutional Review Board providing oversight during ethical decisions and research protocols being carried out with our patients. The Chaplain is available to assist you in your spiritual journey if you feel so led.
The Chapel is located on the first floor near the hospital entrance and is open 24 hours a day for meditation and prayer. Periodically, special services are held in the chapel. A Prayer Request Book in the Chapel is available for your use. Services AvailableThe Pastoral Care Visitors are a group of volunteers who believe in the value of offering support to our patients. It is hoped that as they visit you and your family, your suffering may be lessened.
How to Contact
Located on the first floor near administration, the Pastoral Care office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. As a patient or family member in the hospital, call extension 5552 or ask your nurse to contact the Chaplain. Outside of the hospital, please feel free to call (909) 335-5552, for information or support. Health Ministry ProgramNurses, ancillary health professionals and lay persons are bringing a unique ministry of caring and healing to their faith communities. Health ministry services can include: health education, health screening, counseling, advocacy and acting as a liaison to community resources.