Pastoral Care

For Your Spiritual Needs

In a time of illness, crisis or grief, many people turn to their faith and belief systems for help and strength.  Hancock Regional Hospital recognizes the importance of an individual's emotional and spiritual well-being, and how these effect overall healing.  The staff of Hancock Regional's Pastoral Care department provides emotional and spiritual support to patients, family, staff, and physicians.  They recognize and respect the many different religions and faith systems individuals have.  They also work with area clergy and churches to facilitate services for members of their faith communities.

Chaplancy Staff

Since 1995, Hancock Regional Hospital  has had a full-time Chaplaincy Department.  Staff chaplains and volunteers provide routine visitation to all patients, follow-up with those in need, and emergency response on nights and weekends.  For more information, call the Pastoral care Office at (317) 468-4500 or email rjarvis@hancockregional.org or penyart@hancockregional.org

Hope Chapel

The Hope Chapel is conveniently located on the first floor near the new Cardiology waiting area.  the chapel provides patients, families, visitors, and staff a quiet place for reflection and prayer 24 hours a day.  A half-hour Chapel Service takes place each Wednesday at 11:30.  The service is transmitted via closed circuit television to every patient room.  Special services are held in the chapel during holiday seasons such as Advent and Lent.

Care Notes

In hospital waiting areas and lobbies are brochure racks that include pamphlets that provide readers information on various topics, such as grieving, how to talk to children about death, aging, depression, and other more spiritual and emotional topics.

 

C.A.R.E. Channel Programming

This dedicated television channel improves the quality of the patient experience by offering environmental programming.  Beautiful nature imagery combines with soothing instrumental music to create a window to the outdoors for confined patients and anxious family members.  It is talk-free, commercial-free, and effective for patients of any age, gender, or cultural background.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

Specially trained hospital associates provide debriefing services to professional healthcare providers who experience a significant emotional trauma in the workplace.  This service is also available to fire, rescue, and police personnel.  Call (317) 468-4500 for more information.