Medina Hospital emphasizes a ministry to the whole person. We believe that your spiritual well-being contributes to your physical health. We encourage you to share important spiritual and/or cultural beliefs or traditions with us as part of your health care. Pastoral care offers caring listeners who have been trained to help with your special needs as a hospital patient and those of your family. Professionally trained chaplains are available to address your spiritual needs and concerns. Our pastoral care staff is committed to respecting each person's faith, cultural beliefs and traditions.
Spiritual Care Visits
Regular visits are made to patient’s rooms as time permits. The chaplain is usually in the hospital weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. At other times a chaplain is on-call.
Requesting a Spiritual Care Visit
Anyone may request a chaplain’s visit---you, a family member, your clergy, your doctor, or a member of the hospital staff. You simply need to ask your nurse and she will arrange for someone from the Spiritual Care department to visit. We respond promptly to specific requests. If you wish a visit from clergy of a particular faith or from your own pastor, priest or rabbi, please be sure to communicate this with your nurse.
The Interfaith Prayer Chapel offers a quiet place of solace to patients, visitors and staff. The Chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital, near the surgery waiting area. The Chapel is open every day, 24 hours a day.
Our Harp Therapy Program helps promote patient healing. Healing in this case means helping to bring mind, body and spirit into a state of oneness. Harp Therapy is an ancient art. The resonant sound of harp music is a means to provide comfort care – a gentle cradle of sound – to support individuals in times of physical, emotional or spiritual stress.
Areas addressed are: anxiety, breathing, fear, nausea, pain and depression. The certified therapeutic harp practitioners are graduates of the International Harp Therapy Program. Requests for harp therapy can be made by patients, family members or the medical team by asking a nurse to notify Spiritual Care. Harp therapy is a free service to Medina Hospital patients.
Harp Therapy Fund
Through the generous donations from the family and friends of former patients, a Harp Therapy fund was established at Medina Hospital in their memory for the benefit of other patients needing the healing sounds of the harp. To help continue this vital program, anyone may make a contribution or make a donation in memory of a loved one by designating their gift to the Medina Hospital Foundation Harp Fund.
To reach a chaplain or to make a harp therapy donation, call Spiritual Care at 330.721.5188.