Marymount Hospital is a Catholic hospital that welcomes persons of all faiths. It is located on a unique campus and features:

  • Pre-school and day care center
  • Co-ed high school
  • Senior care facilities for independent, assisted, intermediate, Palliative Care and skilled and memory care as well as the Convent for retired sisters
  • Franciscan Spirituality Center
  • Various shrines and areas for quiet meditations and prayer

Today there are over 225 sisters working in various ministries including counselors, teachers, hospital chaplains, nurses, spiritual directors, social workers, school principals, tutoring and child care, parish pastoral associates and religious education directors.

Since Marymount Hospital is a religiously founded institution and strives to remain so, a vibrant spiritual life is nurtured on our campus through the following staff, activities and services.

Pastoral Care Staff

Our Pastoral Care Staff is available for spiritual counseling and support to patients and families as needed.

  • Joseph Rinderknecht, D. Min., Director of Pastoral Care
  • Sr. JoAnn Poplar, SSJ-TOSF, Staff Chaplain
  • Janet McDonald, Staff Chaplain
  • Fr. Dennis Mrosso, AJ, Priest Chaplain

Prayer Request Ministry

Prayer requests can be written on special cards provided by the hospital, and mounted on prayer boards located throughout Marymount. Staff members volunteer to pray for these requests daily.

Prayer requests can be taken over a dedicated prayer line by calling 216.584.7803.


Bereavement support groups are available from Cleveland Clinic Spiritual Care staff. For information, call 844.204.7433.

Daily Mass Celebrations

Visitation Chapel (the hospital chapel)
Daily at 10:30 a.m., televised on channel 90

Assisi Chapel at Villa St. Joseph
Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Televised on channel 91

Memorial Mass

A Memorial Mass is celebrated three times each year in Christ the King Chapel in the Loretto Building for families who have lost a loved one in the previous months. For more information, call Pastoral Care at 216.587.8140.

Employee Remembrance

The Pastoral Care staff offers a memorial service for the loss of a co-worker at Marymount Hospital. In the Visitation Chapel, employees are invited to write a message to the family of the deceased employee in a Book of Remembrance. This book is given to the family.

Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine

All patients, visitors and employees of Marymount Hospital are welcome to visit the Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine. The shrine is located behind the Loretto building in a garden area with landscaped paths and is surrounded by the Stations of the Cross.

For more information on spiritual life at Marymount Hospital, call Chaplain Joseph Rinderknecht at 216.587.8141 or Sr. JoAnn at 216.587.8140.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups and prayer can promote healing of the mind, body and spirit for those recovering from a serious health event.

Breast Cancer Support

Marymount Hospital provides education and encouragement to women diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • We offer patient support at procedures such as needle localizations and maintain postoperative communication with patients to reinforce the physician’s recommendations in an effort to ensure patient compliance and understanding.
  • We facilitate health fairs in the community and staff education.
  • Marymount also offers a breast care navigator who provides education and encouragement to women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Stroke Support Group

Learn how to cope with the aftermath of stroke in a caring, supportive atmosphere. The group meets quarterly in the Board Room of Marymount Hospital. Different topics and speakers featured at each support group. To register or learn the next meeting date, call 216.587.8138.

Diabetes Support Group

Join with other diabetes patients for our support group which meets quarterly in Auditorium C, facilitated by Laurel Burns, RN, diabetes educator at Marymount. Light refreshments and handouts are provided. For more information or to attend, call the Marymount Diabetes Center at 216.587.8246.

Prayer Request

Prayer Request

Marymount Hospital welcomes the community to submit prayer requests for patients and family members. All requests will be read and prayed for by our volunteer prayer team. Requests with a valid email address may receive a response from the Sisters.

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