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Spiritual Care at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Meeting the spiritual needs of our patients, families, and staff — regardless of faith or denomination — is part of our commitment to excellence.

At UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, we help all who are struggling with the physical, emotional, or faith-based aspects of illness.


What Is Spiritual Care?

It's care that attends to a person's spiritual or religious needs as they cope with illness, loss, grief, or pain. It can help in the healing process.

You might request spiritual care at Magee if you or a loved one:

  • Are struggling with your illness.
  • Feel scared about the future.
  • Have received news you weren't expecting.
  • Just need someone to listen.

To learn more or request spiritual care, call 412-641-4525.


How Can a Hospital Chaplain Help?

As part of the healthcare team, a chaplain is a person who is available to visit you in support of your personal spiritual needs.

As faith informs healthcare decisions, we also help patients, families, and staff process what one is going through.

Hospital chaplains have training to provide the following types of support:

  • Respond to crises and urgent needs.
  • Listen compassionately and without judgment.
  • Help process feelings and existential concerns.
  • Help work through questions of meaning or ethical dilemmas.
  • Offer comfort or prayer in times of distress.
  • Help regain a sense of spiritual well-being.

Spiritual Care Services at UPMC Magee

  • A chapel on the 2nd floor in the green zone, room 2145 is open 24 hours a day. All are welcome for private prayer, meditation, and quiet reflection.
  • Routine or emergency visits from hospital chaplains or clergy.
  • Sacraments, rituals, and services for all faiths and religions to the best of our abilities.
  • Events such as memorial services, baptisms, blessings, and welcome rituals for new babies.
  • Sacred scriptures and devotionals from many traditions.
  • Shabbat cabinet, including Shabbat candles, on the 2nd floor by the vending machine hallway.
  • Prayer rugs.
  • Catholic Mass on Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on channel 52.
  • Help contacting your pastor, rabbi, imam, or other religious leaders.