At Renown Health, we believe that good healthcare involves attending to the whole person – body, mind and inner well-being, both emotional and spiritual. Whatever your needs and preferences, we aim to provide an open, caring and compassionate environment that encourages and empowers patients and their loved ones to draw on their beliefs, values, culture and traditions for comfort
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Spiritual Care Services
Renown’s Spiritual Care services range from basic spiritual care that supports the person on the journey to wellness to end-of-life, grief and crisis support to specialized multi-faith pastoral and chaplaincy care. As part of the interdisciplinary clinical care team, we work with patients and their families in all inpatient service lines, including rehabilitation and palliative care settings. Our services include many types of offerings and accommodations such as inpatient visits, family conferences, and consults with patients’ doctors and other healthcare providers. Religious, spiritual and chaplaincy services for youth and families are also available. The Spiritual Care team serves Renown Regional Medical Center, South Meadows Medical Center and Renown Rehab Hospital.
Members of the Spiritual Care team are available to offer information and guidance, to be a compassionate and understanding presence, or simply a sensitive listener to anyone in need, including those who do not identify with a religious or spiritual belief system. We are also happy to direct you to any of the other support services available at Renown Health, including healing arts, alternate therapies, and support groups.
Hours & Contact Information
Team Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.*
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Chaplain schedules are staggered and hours may vary. Chaplains are also assigned on-call schedules at night and during the weekends for emergent/urgent needs
Spiritual Center & Quiet Spaces
Quiet and sacred spaces, such as the Spiritual Center & Estelle J. Kelsey Interfaith Sanctuary at Renown Regional Medical Center, as well as healing gardens and other designated areas, are designed for peaceful personal devotion, meditation and prayer, and interfaith and faith-specific ceremonies and services. Scripture and sacred literature as well as blessings, prayers, and sacraments at the bedside can be requested.
To Request Prayer, Intercession or Remembrance
In addition, prayer request cards are available at prayer boxes located throughout the system, from your attending nurse or other care provider, or you can make a request using our online prayer request form. Prayer requests are shared with our Renown Prayer Partners – employees who volunteer their time to intercede for the strength, health, and well-being of our patients and their loved ones, and for support in the during times of difficulty, trauma and loss.Submit a Prayer Request
To Request a Visit
Your spiritual health and wellness and inner well-being are important to us during your hospital stay or as you deal with your current medical situation. To request a visit from the Spiritual Care team, please ask your nurse or other care provider to reach us, or you may contact us by calling 775-982-PRAY (7729) during standard business hours or by using the online request form.
You can expect a visit within one business day, although visits are generally completed the same day. If you are facing an emergency, crisis or end-of-life situation, a team member will be with you as immediately as possible to provide support and resources. If you have an urgent need after hours or on the weekend, please ask a care provider to reach the chaplain on call.Request a Visit From the Spiritual Care Team
Alternatively, if you have a connection to a local spiritual institution, your leader is welcome to visit you. Please feel free to reach out personally or ask your nurse or other care provider to help you. The Spiritual Care team is also available to make a recommendation or connect you with community clergy at any time during your hospitalization.
Chaplains are also available to assist and support hospice patients and families with spiritual care and bereavement through Renown Hospice. You may refer to hospice by calling 775-982-2828.