Spiritual Care at Parrish Medical Center
Spiritual care for patients and families is an integral part of the healing
process and comprehensive healthcare. Parrish Medical Center provides
24-hour spiritual and faith support to patients and families. Our Director
of Pastoral Care, Reverend Jerald Smith, D. Min., is board certified by
the Association of Professional Chaplains. Should you or your family desire
spiritual support during your hospital stay, Chaplain Smith may be reached
at extension 3526. If you need help contacting someone from your faith
community, you may call the Chaplain, or ask your nurse for assistance.
The All Faiths Chapel is located on the second floor near the top of the
Partners in Healing Program
Good spiritual and emotional health have a positive effect on physical
health and recovery from illness.
As a healing hospital, Parrish Medical Center (PMC) has partnered with
local faith communities to provide you with emotional and spiritual support
after you leave the hospital.
During your hosptial stay, you may have questions and concerns about your
care after leaving the hospital. This program is intended to address those
questions and help you find spiritual support in the community. But it
doesn’t stop there.
Once you leave the hospital, a representative from the PMC Partners in
Healing program will follow-up with spiritual and emotional support. We
want to be sure you have everything you need for a full recovery. It matters
that healing continues after you leave the hospital.
Parrish Medical Center Celebrates 1,000th Enrollment in Partners in Healing Program
For additional information, please contact our Director of Pastoral Care
at 321-268-6111, ext. 3526.
There are times when questions and options about medical care and treatment
can conflict with personal believes and spiritual teachings. Parrish Medical
Center's Ethics Committee - a multidisciplinary group of physicians,
clergy, hospital staff, and community members - is available for consultation.