Spiritual Care Resources for Patients

Area Clergy 

The Pastoral Care Department strives to work cooperatively with local clergy or their representative to honor the patient’s cultural, spiritual and/or religious beliefs and practices. When a patient gives consent, we will be glad to notify you of their admission. When visiting a member of your congregation, stop at the Information Desk in the main lobby for the patient’s room number or call the hospital operator at (317) 338-2345. General visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; however, clergy are able to visit patients outside this time frame when necessary. In general, due to patient needs, morning is usually not a convenient time to visit. When meeting with family members, it may be helpful to call ahead to ensure that they are present. Some patients require additional precautions to prevent infections. If there is a sign on a patient's door indicating "isolation precautions," please check with a nurse before entering to request appropriate procedures. Patients may require additional rest while in the hospital, so please adjust your visits accordingly.

Hospital Staff Chaplains 

Because we know that meeting patients’ spiritual and emotional needs is part of their healing process, St.Vincent facilities offer trained, professional chaplains in this specialized setting to assist and support them with their spiritual and emotional needs.

To request a chaplain: From outside the hospital you may call (317) 338-2345 and ask the hospital operator to connect you with a chaplain. Within the hospital, any St.Vincent associate wearing a name badge will page a chaplain at your request, or you may dial “0” on a hospital phone to request a chaplain through the operator.

Additional Resources 

In addition to having trained and certified staff chaplains, we offer an abundance of other spiritual resources. Each of our patient rooms is private and has an interactive TV which enables you to request a Bible for your spiritual needs and enjoy spiritual programming.

  • Our Chapel Channel (Ch. 2)
    • Daily Mass from the chapel
    • Spiritual videos for your enrichment by Willowgreen  
  • The C.A.R.E. Channel (Ch. 61) 
    • Relaxation videos
  • Skylight Access System
    • Recitation of The Rosary
    • Short devotionals that we call The Third Dove, written by our own chaplains
    • Music
    • Prayers
    • And much more
  • Chapels
    • Entrance #1 (Main hospital): The chapel faces “Outpatient Surgery Pavilion A” and the stairway down to the cafeteria.
    • Mass is celebrated at the main hospital chapel daily: 8 a.m. Monday – Friday; 7:45 p.m. Saturday; and 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
    • Entrance #4 (Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital): A meditation room is located to the left of the Information Desk.
    • Entrance #7 (St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, 86th St.): A small chapel is to the right of the large tapestry in the waiting area.
    • Entrance #8 (St.Vincent Orthopedic and Spine Center): A small chapel is to the right of the Information Desk and registration booths.
  • Morning and Evening Overhead Prayer 

  • Memorial Services
    • Provided three times/year to celebrate the lives of loved ones who have recently passed away. The community is welcome to join us if they would like to also remember a loss of their family or friends, whether it was at St.Vincent or elsewhere. Call the Pastoral Care office for more details.

Pastoral Care Office 

We are located on the basement level of the Orthopedic and Spine Center (Entrance #8). Our phone number is (317) 338-2238 and our normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Pastoral Care Training 

We offer Stephen Ministry training and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for persons wanting to learn or enhance their spiritual care-giving skills. Call our office for information about either of these programs and how to apply for each, or visit the St.Vincent CPE web page to learn about it specifically.