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 patients, family, and staff.
Chaplains can be a liaison between the patient, the patient's families
and the staff. Our USC Arcadia Chaplains are sensitive to the diversity
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 are located
on the first floor near the back door of the hospital. 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 shown on Channel 6 on the TV in the patient rooms.
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For more information please contact our Spiritual Care Department at