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Department for Spiritual Care and Wholeness

The Department for Spiritual Care and Wholeness seeks to serve as the lead voice for our patients, each other, and the community in providing the intentional care, respect, and advocacy for the body, mind, spirit, and soul. 

Mission

Spiritual CareIt is the mission and goal of the Department for Spiritual Care and Wholeness to participate in  Cone Health's effort to care for the whole person, recognizing the interrelatedness of body, mind and spirit in either sickness or health. Our objective is to assist the patient in mobilizing the resources of his person and spirituality to progress toward health and wholeness. This mission is also to function as an integral part of the healthcare team and the healthcare network, and by maintaining effective networking with the religious community. 

The mission is accomplished by:

  • Assuring the provision of quality pastoral care to meet the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, families and staff utilizing the resources of the staff chaplains, adjunct chaplains and the community clergy as appropriate.
  • Promoting and coordinating a positive relationship of communication and networking between Cone Health and the religious community to assure an optimal level of support for the relationship between minister and/or the congregation and the hospitalized member and/or their family.
  • Promoting awareness and sensitivity among healthcare staff for the religious and spiritual needs and practices of patients and families.
  • Providing consultation and counseling to staff members within the limits of time availability and competence of the staff chaplains.

Service Areas

The department is comprised of three primary service areas, including:

  • General spiritual care and counseling services to patients in the four acute care hospitals and the Behavioral Health Hospital.
  • A Clinical Pastoral Education program which provides certified training for clergy and qualified laity.
  • A Congregational Nurse Program that supports nurses in selected congregational settings with a focus on health education, wellness and consultation.

Chaplain Volunteer Program

The Spiritual Care Volunteer Program consists of clergy and qualified lay ministers who volunteer to assist the Pastoral Care Department in providing pastoral care to patients, families and staff. The primary focus of this program is to the emergency and critical care areas of the hospitals during non-office hours.

A 14-session training/orientation program and supervision are provided for all accepted applicants. A commitment of a minimum of one year of service, serving one six-hour commitment each month, is required.

To obtain an application and additional information, contact the Department of Spiritual Care and Wholeness at 832-7950 or you may open the attached PDF file containing a copy of the application.

Contact Us

Bob Hamilton, M.Div., BCC, Director of Department for Spiritual Care and Wholeness- 832-7950

Katy Claussen, M.Div., Chaplain to Women’s Hospital, 832-6882

Lisa Lundeen, M. Div., Chaplain to Women’s Hospital, 832-6882

Terry Moore-Painter, MA, Chaplain to Cone Health Cancer Center and Staff Chaplain at Wesley Long  Hospital - 832-0364

Alexis Smith, MA, M.Div., Chaplain to Wesley Long Hospital - 832-0393

Patricia Wright, MA, Staff Chaplain at Annie Penn Hospital - 951-4674

Ray Watlington, M. Div.,   Chaplain to Moses Cone Hospital - 832-7950

Matthew Stalnaker, M. Div.,  Chaplain to Wesley Long 832-0393

Sheila Lennen, department secretary at Moses Cone Hospital 832-7950

Lelia Moore, RN, Coordinator of Congregational Nurse Program - 832-8602

Sandra Blaha, RN, Assistant Coordinator of Congregational Nurse Program - 832-8602

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