As a faith-based hospital ministry, St.Vincent provides pastoral care to address the spiritual needs of patients and their families, respecting individual religious preferences and personal expressions of faith. The members of the Pastoral Care Departments of St.Vincent Health strive to follow the philosophy of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. The pastoral care staff endeavors to:
Patients are welcome to invite their priest, minister or rabbi to visit at any time. With the permission of the patient or family, a patient's spiritual leader will be notified of the patient's admission to the hospital. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day for spiritual support and sacraments as needed or requested.
Every hospital facility within the St.Vincent Health system offers pastoral care. Services are offered at specific locations (including chapel location and hours or special programs such as grief recovery or annual remembrance services):