Wherever Jesus traveled, he healed the sick, portraying God's compassionate heart.
In tending to their physical needs, he touched minds and spirits as well. Jesus' example defines our work today—particularly when it comes to caring for cancer patients and their families, for whom navigating the waters of treatment and healing can seem an insurmountable task.
Our chaplains are privileged to serve as a resource for those touched by cancer. As part of the oncology team, chaplains use their extensive backgrounds to explore the questions and emotions that may surface during treatment. Often the close relationships chaplains develop with patients and their families allow them to serve as liaisons between patients and their clinicians.
Our chaplains are here for you around the clock, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and represent many different faith backgrounds.
All Adventist Midwest Health hospitals also include chapels to provide patients and family members with a quiet, secluded place to pray or to just have a few moments alone. In 2012, we started a new E-Chaplain ministry to answer any theological inquiry or faith question you may have.
In addition to our pastoral care support, Adventist Midwest Health offers community programs on cancer topics and partners with the American Cancer Society and Wellness House for other programs.