Spiritual Care and Clinical Pastoral Education

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REQUEST ASSISTANCE

323-361-2482

If you are in the hospital:

  • Dial ext. 12482
  • Use the GetWellNetwork at your bedside computer.

About the Spiritual Care Services Program

Our program offers support and comfort to patients, families, and staff of all faiths, cultures and walks of life in times of crisis, loss, injury or illness. To request assistance, dial 323-361-2482 (or inside the hospital, dial ext. 12482).

As members of the interdisciplinary health care team our chaplains:

  • Listen to concerns with compassion.
  • Visit patients and families upon request.
  • Facilitate religious rituals, including baptism, communion, and blessing.
  • Provide spiritual counseling.
  • Help clarify questions of meaning and ethical dilemmas.
  • Respond to crisis and emergency situations.
  • Assist patients and families to contact local religious communities as desired.
  • Provide sacred literature and devotional items from diverse traditions.
  • Provide electric Shabbat candles and assist with kosher and other dietary observances.
  • Conduct interfaith and memorial services throughout the year.
  • Celebrate weekly religious services.

Program Links


Interfaith Meditation Room and Chapel

An interfaith room and chapel is open for quiet reflection 24 hours a day on the hospital’s first floor in the Page building across from the Giraffe elevators. Visitors will find sacred literature from diverse religions, a place for prayer requests and Muslim prayer rugs there. 

A new 2,400 square-feet Interfaith Center with indoor and outdoor meditation and reflection space will be opening in the  Summer, 2015. For more information about the campaign to build this expanded space, please visit our campaign page to learn more.

Supporters

Spiritual Care could not be offered at our hospital without the generous donations from many community supporters. Among them is the Spiritual Care Guild, an Affiliate group that raises funds to support the compassionate services provided by this program.

Spiritual Services

Spiritual services are open to all patients, families and staff members at our hospital. They include:

  • Roman Catholic Mass
    Sundays, 1:00 pm, Stauffer Conference Center across from Family Resource Center
    Wednesdays, 12:00 pm, Family Lounge, fifth floor
     
  • Meditation as Relaxation
    Tuesdays, 12:00pm, Family Lounge, fifth floor

In addition families can attend services in religious communities in close vicinity of the hospital

Our Team

We honor everyone’s individual beliefs. Our team consists of professional staff, chaplain residents and interns from diverse spiritual traditions. In addition, we maintain relationships with different local religious communities.
Meet our Faculty 

Clinical Pastoral Education

Children’s Hospital Los Angles is an accredited training site of the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc., which brings theological students and clergy from all faith traditions into supervised spiritual care with patients and families through the Clinical Pastoral Education Program.