Recognizing that patient care includes comprehensive care that addresses the spiritual and emotional needs of each patient, Sutter Roseville Medical Center's Department of Chaplain Services is staffed with professionally trained chaplains who are able to provide such care. Our chaplains offer care directly related to the faith, culture, and spiritual tradition of the patients and their families. This care may include spiritual comfort, guidance, support, counseling and consultation for patients, their families and the staff in times of physical, emotional and spiritual need. If requested, chaplains will also offer a prayers, blessings, or other hospital appropriate rituals.
Chaplains provide initial spiritual screening and assessment, education concerning religious/cultural beliefs and other services. Chaplains may be called for:
- Encouragement and hope
- Help in finding meaning and purpose
- Presence in times of loneliness
- Desire for reconciliation
- Feelings of helplessness
- Help with creating a connection with the divine
- The comfort of prayer or blessing
- Talking about the struggles of life
- Solace through sacred writings
- Exploration and examination when making important decisions
- Help in facing ethical dilemmas
- Performing rituals
- Times of rejoicing and thanksgiving for life
Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. A person may experience a variety of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness from the loss will never let up. These are normal reactions. While there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.
- For bereavement resources in the community, visit Grief Help Sacramento.
- For resources to help children with bereavement, visit the Scholastic Children & Grief Guidance and Support Resources.
Contact Chaplain Services
To contact the Director of Chaplain Services, call (916) 781-1147 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Sutter Roseville Medical Center offers two extended clinical pastoral education opportunities. Find out more or apply.
Associate Chaplains and Chaplain Interns
Associate Chaplains are volunteers who have completed their CPE training and make routine visits with our patients. We also have between six and 12 chaplain students at any given time who provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff while completing their study programs.
Our on-call volunteers are members of the community, both laity and clergy, with a desire to provide spiritual care to individuals in times of crisis. Our volunteers primarily respond to emergency calls after hours.
Our Introduction to Healthcare Chaplaincy/On-Call Volunteer 20 hour training includes a basic introduction to healthcare chaplaincy, skills training and case studies This training is offered several times each year. If you are interested in participating in the training, please contact Sharon Henry at (916) 781-1146 or by email at HenryS4@sutterhealth.org.
Sutter Roseville Medical Center and the Department of Chaplain Services provides numerous spaces on our campus for quiet reflection, meditation and prayer. Patients, visitors and staff are welcome to use these spaces throughout the day.