Spiritual Care at UnityPoint Health - Cedar Rapids

St. Luke's Emergency Department

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

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Urgent Care - Marion

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Urgent Care - Westside

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Spiritual Care

Whether in time of crisis or the everyday "hello" in the hallway, at St. Luke's, we're here to meet the call of the human heart for community and connection.

One way we meet that call is to facilitate communication between patients and their communities of faith. Following your admission, a volunteer greeter will confirm with you your preferences regarding notification of a community of faith.

We recognize that there are those without a community of faith who would still like spiritual support. Our job is to understand how a spiritual community can help meet your needs and provide support.

We also serve patients and their families through:

  • Visits by hospital chaplains and volunteers

  • Prayer

  • Weekly, non-denominational worship services

  • Guidance with end-of-life decisions

Advance Directives

  • Spiritual development and education

  • Counseling for a variety of concerns: loss/life transitions, death and dying, depression, anger, faith challenges and more

Our Volunteers

Spiritual Care volunteers are a vital part of the services we provide. Whether they are working with patients and families or helping in the office, we could not do the work we do without them. And our On-Call Volunteer Chaplain program, in which specially trained volunteers spend the night at the hospital, ensures there is always a spiritual care presence.

On-Call Volunteer chaplains receive ongoing training on topics such as patient confidentiality, autonomy of patients, listening skills, death and dying, as well as exploring the volunteer's own belief systems and feelings concerning end-of-life issues. All On-Call Volunteer chaplains have immediate access to a staff chaplain during their shifts for consultation and general backup.

If you're interested in volunteering or have any other questions concerning Spiritual Care services, please call (319) 369-7347.