Contact Us

  • Internal: FAITH (3-2484)
  • External: 801-213-2484

Overview

Our Mission

Our mission is to care for the mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our patients and their loved ones. We emphasize patient-centered care and empower those we serve by providing them with the tools and resources they need to promote whole-being health and resiliency during and beyond their hospital experience.

Our spiritual care team is here to support you in ways that are meaningful, foster hope, and provide comfort or strength through the spiritual path that is important to you.

Services Available

  • Listening and acceptance.
  • Support when you hear of a new diagnosis, recurrence of a serious or life-threatening illness that makes you anxious.
  • Response to emergency and crisis situations.
  • Guidance in clarifying spiritual concerns, religious beliefs, ethical issues related to your care and exploration of spiritual questions that may arise.
  • Counseling to help you and/or your loved ones make decisions around spiritual goals, advance directives, or end-of-life issues.
  • Provide copies of scriptures and holy writings from diverse religious traditions.
  • Contacting your house of worship leader to make a call on you.
  • Sacramental support like Holy Communion, Anointing, and baptisms. Sacred spiritual/religious rituals, practices and services.
  • Bereavement and grief support for patients and loved ones prior to and during time of death.

What Is Spirituality and Religion?

Spirituality

"Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred."

  • National Consensus Panel Report, Improving the Quality of Spiritual Care as a Dimension of Palliative Care: The Report of the Consensus Conference. October 2009​

Religion

From the Latin word "religio" which means to "bind together". Religious people "bind together" through the sharing of common symbols, stories, rituals, and purposes. 

Know When You're Ready to Talk

The easy spiritual guide below can help you decide whether spiritual care may be of help to you and your loved ones. On the scale of emotional/spiritual wellness below, mark the spot closest to how you are feeling today.

Lonely ...... Connected
Scared ...... Faithful
Helpless ...... Empowered
Hopeless ...... Hopeful
Sad ...... Joyful
Angry ...... Peaceful

Marks closer to the words on the left may suggest that having a spiritual care conversation would help you. If this is the case, ask a member of your care team to contact someone from our 24 hour spiritual care service.

Interfaith Chaplains

Our experienced interfaith chaplains visit patients and their families and support their spiritual needs during their hospitalization. Chaplains counsel with people of all faiths and walks of life, and are available to meditate or pray with patients and their loved ones, as well as provide anointing and blessing of sick.

We also have a listing of local clergy in the Salt Lake Valley. We are happy to contact these clergy on your behalf to make sure you receive all the services and support you need. We will make every effort to provide personalized spiritual care to you and your visiting loved ones.

If you would like a personal visit from a hospital chaplain (for either yourself or a loved one), or a visit from a local representative of your faith tradition, please call us.

Sanctuaries & Sacred Spaces

Hope Chapel

The Hope Chapel is located on the 2nd floor of University of Utah Hospital. Open 24/7 for meditation, prayer, and worship.

Serenity Interfaith Chapel Room

The Serenity Interfaith Chapel room is located on the 2nd floor of University of Utah Hospital, connected to the Hope Chapel. Open 24/7 for meditation, prayer, and worship. Reading materials are available.

Elyse Pantke White Chapel

The Elyse Pantke White Chapel is located on the 5th floor of the Huntsman Cancer Hospital. Open 24/7 for meditation, prayer, and worship. Reading materials are available.

Rituals and Worship

We offer religious services and sermons for a variety of faith groups.

LDS Sacrament Meeting

Where: Hope Chapel
When: Sundays at 10:30am

Where: HCH 6th floor multipurpose room
When: Sundays at 10:30am

 

Muslim Prayers

Where: Serenity Interfaith Meditation Room
When: Open at all times, prayer rugs available

Blessings from LDS Visitors & Elders

Monday—Saturday, 6-8pm. Also available during emergencies.

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