Providing Spiritual Care and Comfort

Dealing with illness, injury or a life-changing event can cause spiritual distress. MetroHealth’s chaplains provide pastoral, emotional and spiritual care to patients and families.

Contact a MetroHealth chaplain at 216-778-4663.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Spiritual care is an important part of the holistic care concept of MetroHealth. Our professional chaplains are theologically and clinically trained, and have advanced training in ministering in the hospital setting.

MetroHealth chaplains accompany you through your hospital stay by listening with compassion and providing a calming presence; having a conversation with you about hope, fear or other emotions you may be feeling; counseling you through a period of confusion or pain; helping you to tap into your own inner strength and ability to cope; offering prayers and blessings; or providing communion or anointing.

Our chaplains are available when you are:

  • Anticipating surgery or a procedure
  • Anxious, worried, lonely, far from home
  • Grieving a loss or life change
  • In need of prayer or spiritual counsel
  • Talking about major decisions
  • Interested in talking about spirituality as a source of strength and meaning for you

Availability

Monday through Friday - 8:30 a.m. til 5:00 p.m.
During any other time, call the hospital operator at 216-778-7800 and have the operator page the on-call chaplain.

Services at Main Campus

MetroHealth Main Campus has spaces to accommodate any visitor's need for quiet and reflection.

The Interfaith Chapel

Location: Main Towers Building, first floor just beyond the Welcome Desk and right across from the Admitting Department.
Availability: Open 24 hours to all visitors and staff. Although a small space, it is a sacred and intimate place for prayer, meditation, and calm.

The Meditation Room

Location: Critical Care Pavilion, 1st floor just to the left of the “F” Elevators. 
Availability: Open 24 hours, this space provides a place for quiet meditation very near the operating room and emergency department waiting areas.

The Bikur Cholim Room

Location: Main Tower Building, first floor Lobby, to the left just past the Admitting Office
Availability: Open 24 hours serving our Jewish community. Offers kosher options as well as a room to rest.

Services of Worship

All services are held in the 7th floor family waiting area.

  • Ash Wednesday Services
  • Good Friday Services
  • Catholic Holy Days Mass

Service of Remembrance

  • Held twice a year, this is a special event to remember those who have been cared for at MetroHealth.
  • Family and staff are invited.
  • Call Pastoral Care at 216-778-4663 for more information.