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Hospital chaplain earns certification


Hinsdale – Hinsdale resident Peggy Lindsey recently achieved certification as a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. Lindsey serves Adventist Hinsdale Hospital by providing pastoral care for patients, family, and hospital staff. She is also available to provide crisis intervention and spiritual support to those in need.  

Lindsey earned her designation as a Board Certified Chaplain through a rigorous certification process.  After earning bachelor’s and graduate theological degrees, finishing four units of clinical pastoral education, writing several essays and verbatims, and receiving letters of recommendation, Lindsey was approved by the Commission on Certification and ratified by the Association of Professional Chaplains’ board of directors.

“I have loved serving as a chaplain because I have been able to help patients and families in physical, mental, and spiritual need,” Lindsey said.

Lindsey has worked primarily out of Adventist Hinsdale Hospital since 2008 on the cardiology, rehabilitation, and pediatric floors.  She is also a member of the hospital’s Medical Ethics Committee.  

After earning her bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College in Ohio, Lindsey continued her education to earn a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Conn.

“We are proud of Peggy’s accomplishment of certification,” said John Rapp, regional vice president of ministries and mission at Adventist Midwest Health.  “This major achievement aids in the fulfillment of our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.”