Department of Spiritual Care
The Department of Spiritual Care at Jackson Park Hospital provides spiritual support for patients, their families and the hospital’s staff, inclusive of a rich diversity of religious or philosophical belief. Our spiritual care team consists of chaplains commissioned through the Gilead Ministry of Hyde Park Union Church, who have provided chaplaincy services at JPH for over 10 years.
The Gilead Ministry provides a holistic approach to patient care, ensuring that all within the Jackson Park Hospital community be aforded respect, dignity, and a recognition of their sacred lives. Our chaplains are caring listeners who have been trained to help with the special spiritual and human needs of our patients and their family members.
We work closely with your physician, nurses, and social workers in identifying when chaplain services will be beneficial to the care and well being of our patients and their family members.
If you are:
• Anxious Over One’s Medical Condition
• In Need of Comfort and Support During Times of Grief and Tragedy
• Experiencing Life’s Difficulties and/or Challenges
• Facing Difficult Decisions
• Struggling With One’s Feelings
• Needing Someone to Pray for You
• In Need of Pre and Post Surgical Support
• Feeling Alone
• Have Spiritual or Religious Questions or Requests
and desire to speak with a chaplain confidentially, call (773) 947-7608.
In addition to meeting the individual spiritual and well being needs of our medical patients, their family members and staff of the hospital, the Department of Spiritual Care also provides 24/7 emergency pager response service, seasonal religious events, and spirituality groups on the behavioral medicine unit.
Jackson Park Hospital also provides patients and their families with a non-denominational Prayer Room for quiet and private reflection. The Prayer Room is located on the hospital’s first floor near the West Lobby and is available 24 hours a day.
Our commitment to everyone we serve is to uphold the dignity and respect of each of our patients, their families and our staff, welcoming and accepting all values, traditions, and beliefs. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you to enhance the quality of all aspects of your care and well being during your hospital stay.