South Texas Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the start of our chaplaincy program that began on February 2007.
The Volunteer Chaplain Program will be primarily responsible for the pastoral needs of patients, staff, and their families of STRMC. Secondarily, it will be responsible for maintaining effective relationships between the hospital and the area's religious communities and clergy.
Through warmth and acceptance, patients and their families will be offered assistance by bridging the emotional realm of their diagnosis and/or crisis circumstances and their reactions to their diagnosis and/or crisis circumstances. This includes recognizing and honoring the patient's rights to respect, dignity, privacy, confidentiality of healthcare information and self-determination.
As professionals, clinically trained clergy persons with specialized listening skills, volunteer chaplains will be in a position to be sensitive to the anxiety-producing experiences of hospitalized persons, their families, and caregivers. While focusing on each individual's religious, cultural, and ethnic background, the chaplains will provide an ecumenical approach to pastoral care by exploring the individual's religious perspective, belief system, and purpose of their lives.
Chaplains volunteering in this program will provide in-house visitations and will be available on-call.
Any suggestions, questions, or if you would like to learn more, you may contact Jacque Stacey, Coordinator Chaplaincy Services, at 830-769-2779, or email @ email@example.com.
Thank you for your support.