Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The HSS Pastoral Care Department is pleased to welcome you to our webpage. We would like you to know that we are available for your spiritual and emotional support, to serve and to respond to your requests. We hope the following information will help you to understand our services. Please feel free to contact us with any request or questions. HSS Chaplains are here to help anyone and everyone!

The Pastoral Care Department through its multi faith Chaplaincy Service:

  • Provides multi faith pastoral care and/or clergy of your own faith group.
  • Serves each person’s specific religious needs for prayer and ritual/tradition.
  • Assists patients in accessing their inner religious and spiritual resources.
  • Attends to the spiritual needs of patients and their loved ones even if they do not belong to a congregation or consider themselves religious.
  • Assists patients and their loved ones in coping with illness by supporting their spiritual needs.
  • Help patients move toward renewed hope and peace.

"Spirituality is the aspect of humanity that refers to the way individuals seek and express meaning and purpose and the way they experience their connectedness to the moment, to self, to others, to nature, and to the significant or sacred."
- Christina Puchalski, MD – Our 2012 Spirituality Forum Speaker – et al. 2009

Download the Pastoral Care Brochure.

Sister Margaret, Chaplain Alice, and Chaplain Margo at Hospital for Special Surgery

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Sister Margaret visiting a patient at Hospital for Special Surgery

Contact Information

212.606.1757
212.606.1188 (page operator)

Feel free to visit us:
1st Floor, Main Lobby of HSS

In an emergency situation, please dial “0” from a Hospital phone, and the operator will page the chaplain immediately.

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