The Chaplaincy program of MedWest Health System provides pastoral and spiritual care to our patients and their families during hospitalization.
Our chaplains are professionally trained for this very special ministry and are here to offer support and comfort. Either staff chaplains or on-call clergy represent all denominations of faith.
Our chaplains offer you and your family encouragement and a listening ear during your hospital stay. We provide advice and consolation in times of crisis or grief, by relying on God’s protection and healing presence.
You will be asked at your time of admission if you would like to receive a visit from a chaplain. Arrangements can be made for a chaplain of your faith to visit. Or, the chaplain will be glad to contact your own local minister or church, if you make that request. Visits can take place on the nursing floor, in a waiting room, or the emergency department. Our chaplains respond 24 hours a day.
MedWest Health System has chapels located at all three hospitals. At MedWest-Haywood it is located on the second floor of the hospital. At MedWest-Harris it is located on the first floor near the gift shop. And at MedWest-Swain it is located on the main floor. All three are open 24 hours for quiet reflection for you and your family.