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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Who is the Spiritual Care Staff?

A.  The Spiritual Care staff of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is made up of trained professionals, men and women, from various faith traditions. Our staff includes both chaplains and pastoral nurses. The Spiritual Care staff provides spiritual and emotional support for staff as well as patients and families. We offer a confidential, caring presence as we listen to concerns, fears and questions. Chaplains and pastoral nurses support each individual's healing resources of faith, traditions, cultural backgrounds and life experiences.

Q.  What if I'm not religious?

A.  The Spiritual Care staff respects and works with each person's belief system, religious or not. We help sort out the meaning of issues, problems or questions we all face and the resources we can draw upon to aid our healing.

Q.  Where can I find a chaplain?

A.  The Spiritual Care staff works throughout the Penrose-St. Francis health care system and beyond - including our hospitals, home care, most outpatient services, as well as in Medalion East and West and Namaste Alzheimer Center Residences. In addition, our pastoral nurses work in conjunction with community congregations, parishes and organizations to promote wellness and encourage healthier communities.

Q.  What if I still have questions?

A.  Please call us at 719.776.8643.

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