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Spiritual Care

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
  • Nonjudgmental listening
  • 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
  • Faith-specific resources
  • 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.

More Information

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) 383-1007