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Spiritual Care and Medical Directives

The Pastoral Care Department believes that a person’s spiritual wellbeing can be an aid to the physical healing process. GRMC offers Pastoral Care services to patients, families and staff members. If you or your loved ones are in need of spiritual care while at GRMC, pastoral care staff and chaplains will offer compassion, support and respect for all faith traditions.

In addition to providing spiritual support during an illness or crisis, the chaplains and Advance Care Planning Liaison are trained to offer assistance with Advanced Care Planning including:

  • Living Wills/Advance Directives
  • Medical Powers of Attorney (MPOA)
  • Out of Hospital DNR (Do Not Resuscitate)
  • Bereavement or Grief Support
  • Organ and tissue donation

For more information on these topics, please visit our Advanced Care Planning Page.

A Chaplain is present in the medical center from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. A Chaplain is available on an on-call basis at all other times by contacting the unit nurse or calling the operator at (830) 379-2411. Also, upon request, the Chaplain’s office will contact a patient’s own church and/or clergy person. The Rev. Nell Linebarger Chapel is an interdenominational chapel available for prayer and reflection, located near the front entrance of the Patient Tower. Spiritual worship services are held periodically in the medical center.

All Pastoral Care Services