Chaplain support for patients and their families
Timpanogos Regional Hospital provides pastoral care services for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families. We understand how important this support means to patients and loved ones when facing the news of a new diagnosis or when dealing with the anticipation of death, grief and loss.
If you would like to request a chaplain visit, please call (801) 714-6584.
Pastoral care services
Sometimes our chaplains serve as facilitators of communication among patients, family members and our hospital medical staff and physicians. Chaplains are available to help with the following:
- Provide a listening ear
- Assist with tough decision-making
- Provide support in a strange place
- Provide a prayer, sacraments and devotional materials
- Contact local clergy and family
- Help with ethical consultation
- Assist with completing advance directives (living wills) and intervening on the patient’s behalf
The chaplain makes daily rounds and is available 24 hours a day to patients and staff. Although chaplains are not a “conventional” member of the healthcare team or of the patient’s family, chaplains can objectively provide crisis intervention counseling and support.
The pastoral care team supports area clergy in responding to the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and families. They respond to the needs of other caregivers and collaborate with them in their service to patients and families. In their communications with others, confidentiality is maintained and the patient’s right to privacy is upheld.