People facing illness often seek spiritual support. At Providence Saint John’s Health Center, chaplains of many faiths are available to provide that support. While we are a Catholic organization, we truly believe in the importance of faith in healing and seek to serve the spiritual needs of all our patients.
For some people, spirituality is rooted in a specific religious tradition. For others, it embraces many viewpoints and philosophies. Chaplains believe every human life is sacred and valuable and that spiritual exploration with a chaplain or a person’s clergy can offer wholeness and peace.
Whatever your beliefs may be, chaplains can help with spiritual and ethical questions. Chaplains provide nonjudgmental, confidential support for patients, family and friends. They work with people of all religious faiths, as well as those who have no faith tradition. The chaplains of Providence Saint John’s have received advanced education, training and national board certification. They serve as members of the health care team, complementing the healing work of physicians, nurses, therapists and other health care professionals.