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Spiritual Care and HSS Chapel

Supporting all faiths, beliefs, traditions and cultures.

The Spiritual Care Department is available for your spiritual and emotional support and to serve and respond to your requests. The HSS Chapel is located on the first floor of the main hospital, room 1W-021 and is open 24/7 for people of all faiths and religions.

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Chaplains provide professional confidential holistic support to people of all beliefs and backgrounds utilizing a variety of modalities customized to align with the unique spiritual, cultural and emotional needs of the individual. Chaplains provide confidential, personalized emotional and spiritual support in relation to life stressors such as grief, loss, stress, hopelessness, fear, anger, pain and fractured support systems, among others. Please feel free to contact us with any requests or questions.

Contact Information
Phone: 212.606.1757
Email: oettingerm@hss.edu

Feel free to visit us:
6th floor, rm 6E-645, Spiritual Care Office
​​​​​​​In an emergency citation, please ask your nurse to request a spiritual care visit via PerfectServe

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

"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