Pastoral Care

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is committed to total patient care, which includes attention to the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of each patient. Our chaplain and associate chaplains are available 24 hours a day to assist and nurture hope within the spiritual and religious traditions of our patients and families.

Office hours are from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On-call chaplains can be contacted for emergent care through the hospital operator after hours and on holidays and weekends. To contact a chaplain, call 330-297-2445 or ext. 2445 from any hospital phone.

Personal clergy and spiritual/religious leaders are welcome and encouraged to visit their own members who are in the hospital.

Services provided by Pastoral Care include:

  • Spiritual/pastoral care
  • Spiritual assessment, intervention, comfort and nurturing
  • Facilitation and support of the religious practices of all faiths
  • Emotional support
  • Non-judgmental listening
  • Crisis intervention
  • Collaboration with all members of the health care team

UH Portage Medical Center Chapel

This sacred space, located in the hospital main lobby, is open for prayer, meditation and reflection for persons of all faiths.

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