Metro West Medical Center understands the importance of meeting the spiritual and religious needs of our patients and their families is a key part of caring for the whole person. The spiritual care staff will work closely with other members of the healthcare team, offering spiritual care and support while patients and family are at MetroWest Medical Center. Spiritual Care can help people of different faith traditions and cultures cope with the stress of hospitalization, illness, and injury.
As a part of the healing team MetroWest Medical Center’s spiritual care givers serve patients, families, visitors, and staff through prayer, discussion, presence, and sacraments. The spiritual care team can also connect patients with their own religious leader if requested by the patient. Spiritual care services are free, private, and confidential.
Reasons to Call a Chaplain
Spiritual and emotional support
Responding to trauma, crisis, loss, or grief
Celebrating positive milestones in your health care journey
Prayer, blessing, or supportive conversation before a surgery or procedure
Support during times of transition or decision making
Helping to explore how values and beliefs inform treatment choices and/or goals of care
Support in observing your faith practice in the hospital setting
Prayer and meditation
Consultation on religious or ethical concern
Assistance in maintaining a religious observance or tradition while in the hospital (such as dietary needs, Communion, Sacrament of the Sick, Shabbat candles, prayer rug, Bible, etc.)
Where Can I Pray, Meditate, or Reflect?
The Chapel on the Framingham Campus is located on the first floor of the hospital. The Chapel on the Natick Campus is located of the third floor of the hospital. The Chapels are equipped for spiritual support and are open for prayer, meditation or quiet reflection 24hours a day, seven days a week. If a patient is unable to make it to the Chapel but would like to see a religious service, the patient’s television can be turned to channel 14.
Department of Spiritual Care:
Framingham Union Hospital 114 Lincoln Street Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 383-1007
Leonard Morse Hospital 67 Union Street Natick, MA 01760 (508) 650-7331