Spiritual care is provided to patients, their families and staff by the St.Vincent Mercy Hospital Chaplain, Rev. Jerry S. Butt. In addition, local ministers from the Elwood Ministerial Association visit hospital patients on a daily basis and are called upon in the event of emergencies and crises when the chaplain is not available.
The phone number for the Pastoral Care Office is (765) 552-4622.
A Grief Recovery Group, led by the Chaplain, is offered each fall and spring on six consecutive Tuesday evenings. Call the Pastoral Care office, (765) 552-4622, for upcoming dates or to request more information.
Eucharistic ministry is available to Roman Catholic patients, and a priest is available for the anointing of the sick.
Daily Prayer is offered each weekday morning at 9:00 over the PA system by the Chaplain and other St.Vincent Mercy Hospital associates.
Special services throughout the year are announced through hospital electronic communications and the overhead PA system.
A beautiful Chapel for prayer and meditation is located on the first floor of the hospital and is open 24 hours. The Pastoral Care office may be found on the third floor.
Area clergy seeking to serve as a Pastoral Care volunteer may contact the Pastoral Care office for more information.