To Call a Chaplain
Whether you are an inpatient or are receiving medical care at one of our outpatient facilities at the medical center campus, ask your nurse or physician to call the pastoral care office or to page a chaplain to help meet your needs.
Chapel and Worship Services
Loyola's Paul V. Galvin Memorial Chapel provides a welcoming place for reflection and spiritual renewal 24 hours a day for patients, families and staff. This “home for all faiths” is located on the lower level of the hospital at the Maywood campus. May this place offer you peace and comfort.
Worship services are televised in-house at Loyola University Hospital on channel 4, along with other spiritual programming. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated at noon Sunday through Friday and on holy days, but not on Saturdays. Each day, volunteer Catholic Eucharistic ministers offer communion to patients and families upon request. Protestant communion also is available upon request. On Friday afternoons, Muslim hospital staff gathers for Jummah prayer.
Who are the Chaplains?
Loyola’s pastoral care chaplains have graduate academic credentials, advanced clinical training and professional affiliation with the National Association of Catholic Chaplains or the Association of Professional Chaplains. Students in our Clinical Pastoral Education Program receive supervision and clinical experience as they prepare for full-time pastoral ministry.
At Loyola, chaplains address what we describe as “the needs beneath the medical needs.” Whether patients or families are in the midst of a sudden crisis or an ongoing chronic struggle, our chaplains are available for:
• searching for meaning and hope
• dealing with suffering, loss, grief, change or discouragement
• celebrating relief, healing, gratitude
• ethical decisions regarding continuing or discontinuing treatments
• prayer, scripture, faith
• reconciliation, forgiveness
• grace-filled moments
• other ways God is present (or not) in life
Specific sacramental or denominational needs:
• communion, reconciliation, baptism, blessing
• Anointing of the Sick
• a bible or other spiritual resource
• community or church concerns
• contacting church, parish, synagogue, mosque, or house of worship
Beyond the Hospital
Loyola offers a variety of follow-up services and community outreach activities. Chaplains are involved in grief support groups, parish training projects and hospital memorial services.
Clinical Pastoral Education Program
In addition, Loyola offers a Clinical Pastoral Education Program for training health care chaplains.
For pastoral care services, please call (888) LUHS-888 and ask for extension 6-9056.