Spiritual Care

The mission of the spiritual care department is to enhance the community’s health status by providing a spiritual presence that promotes healing. Life’s struggles are always easier when you have someone with whom to share. When you are faced with challenges in a hospital setting, hospital chaplains and other members of the spiritual care department are always available – ready to provide a listening ear, share spiritual counsel, extend a hand of friendship and help you find the resources you need to travel more easily down life’s path.

Spiritual care promotes a patient-centered approach to care by:

  • Supporting an individual’s values and beliefs
  • Promoting spiritual beliefs, attitudes and practices in support of recovery
  • Offering support and care in the midst of pain and suffering
  • Regarding people of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and races as individuals of worth and value

Community services

Parish Nurse Ministry

  • Pairs a nurse with a local church congregation
  • Helps people in religious communities reach their optimal level of physical, spiritual and emotional health

Intensive Prayer Unit

  • Partners with area churches to pray for patients who request prayer

Blessing of the Hands

  • Provides spiritual support for caregivers by annointing their hands

Spiritual Counseling

  • Supports patients, families and staff in the community in times of crisis and uncertainty

Our chaplain ministry consists of staff and volunteers who:

  • Provide care and support for those coping with spiritual needs and emotions in the hospital setting
  • Give spiritual and emotional support in times of crisis
  • Meet the religious needs of patients by responding to requests for prayer, confession, baptism and other sacraments and perform ceremonies as requested by patients, families and staff
  • Provide support to patients, families and staff as they deal with difficult moral or ethical situations
  • Support patients, families and staff in face of grief, death and bereavement

On-call chaplains

A chaplain is on call for emergencies 24 hours a day at any of our hospitals.

Holston Valley Medical Center
(423) 224-5917 – Staff Chaplain
(423) 224-4000 – Pager

Bristol Regional Medical Center
(423) 844-3799 – Staff Chaplain
(423) 844-4600 – Pager

Mountain View Regional Medical Center
(276) 679-9100

Takoma Regional Hospital
(423) 798-8137 – Staff Chaplain
(423) 639-3151 – Pager

Lonesome Pine Hospital
(276) 523-3111

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital
(800) 976-1946 – Pager

Hancock Community Hospital
(423) 733-5000 – Pager

Spiritual Care
P.O. Box 238, Kingsport, TN 37662
(423) 224-5917
(423) 224-5345 - Fax

Spiritual Care Service brochure