The Chaplain is a member of the health care team and assists staff in understanding
the patient's spiritual and cultural needs as part of their care plan.
The Chaplain provides a listening ear to patient, family and staff. Chaplains
can be a liaison between the patient, the patient's families and the
staff. Our Methodist Chaplains are sensitive to the diversity of patients
and listens, comforts, encourages and prays for the patient in ways that
help them draw upon their spiritual resources for coping and healing.
Chaplains are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Any specific
religious/spiritual requests such as a Catholic Priest or a specific faith
practitioner is made through the Spiritual Care Department or the Chaplain on-call.
The Spiritual Care staff includes student chaplains who are doing their
clinical work at USC Arcadia Hospital in preparation for professional ministry.
These students are seminary students who come from around the world to
take part in this accredited Clinical Pastoral Education program. In combination
with staff the students help provide the hospital with a multi-faith and
multi-cultural chaplaincy staff.
The Hospital's Interfaith Chapel and the Healing Garden is located
on the first floor near the Cancer Resource Center. The Chapel is always
open for reflection, meditation and prayer.
The Spiritual Care Department provides a meditation channel for patients
and their families. It is located on TV, Channel 6 in patient rooms. On
Sunday mornings at 10 a.m., the worship service from the United Methodist
Church of the Good Shepherd in Arcadia is broadcast live on Channel 6.
Health Ministry links
For more information please contact our Health Ministries department at