A person's faith and hope can have a tremendous influence on how he or she deals with sickness.
When illness or injury strikes, it affects more than our physical well being. It often affects all of who we are — our bodies, minds, emotions, relationships, and our spirituality.
At the Franciscan Health System, we believe that providing good health care means caring for the spirit and emotions, as well as the body.
Our Spiritual Care staff serves patients, their families and other individuals in their time of need. Our first priority is to comfort, and provide spiritual and emotional support. We also assist those who are coping with grief or loss.
Our chaplains visit patients and their loved ones by request from patients, physicians, nurses and case managers.
Contact the Franciscan Spiritual Care staff
St. Joseph Medical Center
St. Francis Hospital
St. Clare Hospital
St. Elizabeth Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital
Our Chapels are open to Everyone
The Chapels at St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital and Franciscan Hospice House are sanctuaries of silence that are open to everyone for prayer and contemplation.
Clinical Pastoral Education
The Franciscan Health System sponsors a Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program for individuals who seek training in clinical pastoral care. Visit our Clinical Pastoral Education section for more information.