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Pastoral Care

Baptist Health believes that a healthy connection to God is vital to a person's physical, psychological and social well-being. Research has demonstrated a clear relationship between spirituality and the process of healing. Our chaplains, representing a number of religious faiths, have received specialized training to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families in times of need.

When to Contact a Chaplain:
  • When you would like someone to pray with or just a friend to talk to.
  • When you feel the need to draw strength from your spiritual roots.
  • When you would like to explore the meaning of your current health challenge.
  • When you need support in time of crisis or loss. 
  • When you would like to inquire about better ways to cope.
  • When you need the sacraments. 
  • When you want to clarify your values regarding health care decisions.
  • When you would like your church or synagogue to be contacted.

Clinical Pastoral Education
Baptist Health South Florida offers ACPE-accredited Clinical Pastoral Education training programs for Level I and Level II. Click here for more information.

Contact Information
For more information on our services, email
Renato Santos, DMin, BCC, LMHC, assistant 

vice president of Chaplaincy Services for Baptist Health South Florida at

We provide interfaith and faith specific services at various times. Please feel free to contact our offices at:

Baptist Hospital 786-596-6577
Doctors Hospital 786-308-3800
Homestead Hospital 786-243-8551
Mariners Hospital 305-434-1585
South Miami Hospital 786-662-5392
West Kendall Baptist Hospital 786-467-2895