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Pastoral Care Department

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 and 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 for 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.