Spiritual Care is a key part of Patient Experience at Atrium Health. The Spiritual Care and Education department practices and promotes a holistic approach to care, with an emphasis on the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing.

We strive to meet patients where they are, aid in the process of healing through human conversation, offer guidance, be a calming presence, and assure people that they are not alone in their journey.

The Spiritual Care staff is available to support the emotional and spiritual needs of our patients and their families, such as:

  • When a loved one is seriously ill or facing crisis
  • When a patient or family member(s) are facing or recovering from surgery
  • When a patient is discouraged or feels life has lost its meaning
  • When a patient is suffering a loss or experiencing a major adjustment

Chaplains

Our staff chaplains are an essential part of the healthcare team and are on call 24 hours a day for people of all faiths or no particular faith background. Chaplains are available for encouragement, support, prayer, spiritual counseling, and facilitating communication among caregivers, patients and families.

In addition to our staff chaplains, some facilities partner with local clergy who have been trained to provide spiritual support and counseling through our volunteer chaplain program.

Chapel and Worship Services

Interfaith worship services are offered regularly at each hospital. A chapel is also open 24 hours a day for private prayer and meditation.

Spiritual Care Education Offerings

Atrium Health's Spiritual Care and Education department also offers a variety of education opportunities for clergy, lay people, and divinity school students in the area. Please see below for current educational offerings.