Popular Terms and Pages:

Pastoral Care

As a Catholic Health System, rooted in the tradition of the Sisters of the  Redeemer, we Care, Comfort, and Heal following the example of Jesus, proclaiming the hope God offers in the midst of human struggle. Pastoral Care is an integral part of this mission.

What is Pastoral Care?

Pastoral care is a person-centered, holistic approach to care that complements the care offered by other helping disciplines while paying particular attention to spiritual care. The focus of pastoral care is upon the healing, guiding, supporting, reconciling, nurturing, liberating, and empowering of people in whatever situation they find themselves*.

Spiritual and emotional health has been shown to be a leading factor that directly affects our overall health and well-being. Pastoral care recognizes the entire person and directly addresses these needs by forming intentional relationships, engaging in conversation, and providing loving support.

*Pastoral Care definition from Bruce Rumbold, La Trobe University School of Public Health

About Redeemer Health Pastoral Care

Redeemer Health chaplains are here to provide a listening presence, compassion, and understanding to any of our patients who need it, regardless of their spiritual or religious background. Our chaplains represent a diverse spectrum of cultural and faith traditions, themselves. They are available across our entire health system, offering spiritual and emotional support at our hospital, Life Care facilities, and primary care offices, as well as through our Home Care and Hospice services.

Reasons to Call a Chaplain

Redeemer Health Pastoral Care offers services to individuals for many reasons, including, but not limited to:

  • Emotional support
  • Spiritual support
  • Anxiousness
  • Making sense of illness
  • Prayer and comfort
  • Someone to listen
  • End-of-life decision making

Contact Us

Contact us at 215-938-3952 during regular office hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday). If you need a chaplain outside of normal office hours, please call the Holy Redeemer Hospital operator and ask for the chaplain on-call: 215-947-3000.

Learn More

Pastoral Care is here to help with any tough decisions or difficult moments. Other resources can be found here:

Advance Directives

Palliative Care

Ethical and Religious Directives