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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.

Worship and Prayer Opportunities

  • Our prayer and meditation chapel is open throughout the day. The chapel is located on the first floor, just east of the pineapple fountain at the main hospital entrance.
  • A Catholic Mass is held in the chapel Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m.; and on Sunday at 12 noon. The services are also televised on Channel 54.
  • A team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is available to all Roman Catholic patients and their families. Any requests for prayer or communion should be directed to the Pastoral Care Services office at Ext. 66577 or by contacting the nursing staff.
  • Interfaith prayer services are held on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. and on Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m. in the hospital chapel.  The Monday morning service is bilingual (English and Spanish).
  • Bibles and other religious material is available on literature racks throughout the hospital and from the Pastoral Care Services office.
  • Jewish Holy Day services are held throughout the year.
  • Several prayer request boxes are located throughout the hospital.

  • When to Contact a Chaplain
  • 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 a sacrament of baptism, anointing, communion, etc.
  • When you want to clarify your values regarding health care decisions.
  • When you would like your church or synagogue to be contacted.
  • When you would like someone to pray with or just a friend to talk to.
  • When you have specific needs to fulfill the obligations of the faiths in the Judeo-Christian traditions.

  • For more information, call 786-596-6577 or send an E-mail to