Spiritual Care helps facilitate the healing of the whole person by providing emotional and spiritual support to patients, families and hospital employees. It offers spiritual care education to staff, spiritual care leaders in the community and the community at large, and is an accredited provider of Clinical Pastoral Education. The department is also a contact point for the hospital’s Palliative Care and Medical Ethics Committees.
When to request a chaplain
Patients and family members can call on the Spiritual Care staff if they:
- have a concern, feel afraid or discouraged
- are having surgery
- need help to contact personal clergy
- want prayer or wish to receive any sacrament or rite
- received bad news
- are wrestling with the meaning of their illness – for example, asking Why?
Greenwich Hospital’s nondenominational chapel is always open for prayer, meditation and quiet time. The chapel is located on the first floor of the Helmsley Medical Building, just off the Atrium.
Mass: Sundays and Tuesdays, Noon
Shabbat: Fridays, 1 pm
Religious services are also scheduled around major holidays. All services can be viewed by patients on Chapel Channel 6
Rev. Eddie Lopez, Jr.
Fr. Christopher Johnson
Rabbi Mary Jane Newman
Staff Chaplain/Palliative Care Chaplain
Clinical Pastoral Education
Greenwich Hospital’s Department of Spiritual Care offers Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for clergy, seminarians and qualified lay people. It is a satellite of the CPE Program at Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk, CT, and accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc.
CPE enables the development of ministry skills in a clinical setting through interaction with patients, staff, peers and a supervisor.
Learn more about the CPE Program, including how to apply