Chaplains are available in-house Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
On-Call Chaplains are available Monday through Friday, 10 p.m. - 8 a.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to Monday 8 a.m.
Chaplain Dan Wenger
Director, Pastoral Care
Chaplain Tricia Gilbert
Chaplain Alice Walsh
Fr. Ed Schwet
Inside the hospital, dial “0” for the hospital Operator and ask for the on-call Chaplain to be paged.
Outside the hospital, dial 216.476.7000 for the hospital Operator and ask for the on-call Chaplain to be paged.
Anyone may request a chaplain’s visit—you, a family member, your clergy, your doctor, or a member of the hospital staff. We respond promptly to specific requests. Regular visits are made to patients’ rooms as time permits.
For our patients identified as Catholic on the census report, Catholic Charities provides a Chaplain to meet your sacramental needs. Volunteer Eucharistic ministers also visit daily. An on-call priest is available 24 hours a day for emergencies.
Patients of other Christian Traditions may request Holy Communion and the staff chaplain will assist you.
If you wish a visit from clergy of a particular faith or from your own pastor, priest, rabbi, or imam, our office will assist you.
Call a Chaplain when:
- You would like someone to pray with you
- You are struggling with “why” questions
- You need support or encouragement
- You are feeling stressed, alone or angry
- You have concerns about meaning or values
- You are celebrating good news
- You are coping with grief or life-threatening illnesses
- You have family issues which you would like to discuss
- You are considering treatment options
- You desire sacraments or prayer
- You need assistance with bio-ethical issues
- You have questions regarding Advance Directives (Living Will/Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care)
- You need assistance in contacting your clergy or church
- You would like scriptures or other spiritual literature
The Fairview Hospital Chapel is located on the first floor in the North Hallway and open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Devotional materials, bibles, and other spiritual literature are available in the Chapel, and there is a Prayer Request book located on the front altar for patients, family and staff members to write down their prayer requests.
The Bible and Quran can be provided to any patient who requests one. Large print Bibles are available upon request for those with vision difficulty. Requests for other Holy Writings can be made to the Staff Chaplain.
Every Wednesday we offer a self-guided meditative service in the chapel. The meditative service is available 24 hours during that day.
Pastoral Care Office
The Pastoral Care office is located on the first floor, North.
We offer the sacred space of our Chapel located next to the Pastoral Care Offices.
We also offer a healing space available to patients, families and staff to rest and relax. The Serenity Room is located on the Parkview 1 Pod B. It is a place of rest, relaxation, restoration and renewal for Patients, Families and Staff. The room is open 24/7, with comfortable furniture, calming environment, media for listening and/or viewing beautiful landscapes and listening to relaxing music. A generous supply of motivational and spiritual literature is also available.
- Pastoral Care Volunteers (Stephen Ministers and Eucharistic Ministers) make visits to patients in non-critical areas of the hospital.
- Religious literature and scriptures are available in the chapel, the Pastoral Care office, or by requesting them from the staff chaplain (216.476.7067) or your caregiver.
- Explanation of and assistance in completing Advance Directives (Living Will, Health Care Power of Attorney, Donor Registry) is willingly provided.
- Code Lavender and Tea for the Soul provided.
Grief Recovery Outreach Program
An eight-week program in which trained Grief Recovery Specialists help people move beyond the pain caused by loss.