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Pastoral Care

Washington Regional’s Pastoral Care Staff are clinically trained interdisciplinary team members who provide non-anxious presence to patients, family members, staff and physicians during crisis moments and challenging events. Our services are available 24/7 - we are here for you! Our chaplains are available for the following:

  • Patient requested visits 
  • Cardiac Conferences and Traumas
  • Liaison service for specific CVOR and Cardiology cases
  • Pre-surgery visits
  • Palliative Care services
  • Death and imminent death events
  • Staff defusing of sensitive events
  • Assisting with Advance Directive and Healthcare Agent forms 
  • Assisting local clergy and spiritual care leaders  

Washington Regional Hospice

Pastoral Services are available to provide spiritual support to hospice patients and families at WRMC or at Walker Hospice:

  • Visits are available on a regular basis and by request
  • Interfaith Religious and Cultural Rites and Rituals are offered or coordinated by the chaplain or referred to the patient’s spiritual leader
  • Support provided for legacy and end of life planning through local and outside sources, etc. 


The hospital has two chapels designed and dedicated to accommodating spiritual presence. Our chapels are available 24/7 and patients, family members and staff are always welcome. 

Bodenhamer Chapel is located on the fifth floor off the hallway going to the East Wing (5100).

Longer Chapel is located on the first floor near the Emergency Department.

Contact Us:

From outside the hospital, a chaplain can be reached by calling 479.463.1000 and asking to speak with the chaplain on call. If you are in the hospital, dial the operator "O" or ask your nurse to have the chaplain paged. If you would like to leave a message for a chaplain, call 479.463.1267.

Visiting Clergy and Spiritual Care Leaders

The spiritual care of our patients is of primary importance to WRMC.  An important part of patient care is meeting the patient’s spiritual needs during their hospital stay. We value the care that each faith group provides to patients for whom they have a pastoral responsibility. We ask that you abide by the guidelines of our Pastoral Care Department and respect the right of the patient’s privacy by keeping confidential patient information that you may learn about during your visit. We ask that you respect the priority of the patient’s health and welfare and to comply with requests made by the patient and staff in regard to pastoral visits. Our Chaplains stand ready to assist you should you need assistance. You may contact the Chaplain on call by calling 479.463.1000 or call the Pastoral Care Department at 479.463.1267