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Spiritual Care

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital provides emotional and spiritual care to you and your loved one.

Caring for the Whole Self

In addition to your medical care at Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, emotional and spiritual care is available to you and your loved ones. Hospital Chaplains are available to listen, to comfort and to help draw religious or spiritual strength. Chaplains are available for patients, family members and friends.  Providing these services are The Rev. Robert Basom, Phd, Hospital Chaplain and Fr. William Reamer, Roman Catholic Chaplain. You may request a visit from our clergy by speaking with your nurse.

Upon admission, patients are asked about their religion and if they belong to a specific church or synagogue. Local clergy, after completing an orientation, are encouraged to visit their parishioners. 

Our hospital chaplains respect your religious tradition and life experiences. They take an interfaith approach and come to support rather than persuade. They also welcome the involvement of your home clergy while you are being cared for here. They will be glad to help you contact clergy of any faith to visit and provide comfort for patients and families.

Interfaith Chapel

A beautiful chapel is available for prayer, quiet and meditation day and night, seven days a week. Patients, families and hospital staff are always welcome. The interfaith chapel is located on the second floor adjacent to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center and proximal to the Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Surgery and the Catheterization Labs.

Interfaith Chapel Available on Channel 89
Christian prayer time for Protestants and Catholics
Thursdays between 1:30pm and 1:50 pm

Roman Catholic Mass
Fridays between 1:30 pm and 2pm