Pastoral Care Services at Ascension Sacred Heart Bay in Panama City, Florida
Ascension Sacred Heart Bay believes in providing quality, compassionate care and that spiritual care is foundation to treating the whole person: body, mind and spirit. We are committed to carrying out this healing ministry and believe pastoral care is fundamental to our identity and tantamount to our addressing the spiritual needs of our patients with special attention to the poor and vulnerable.
Our chaplains are part of the healthcare team specifically addressing the spiritual needs of patients, families and hospital associates. They bring a sense of calm among chaos as they establish an environment of trust and peace in often times, painful situations. Our chaplains although personally rooted in a particular denomination, are knowledgeable and respectful of different religions and cultural nuances. It is our belief that each person has a right to have their cultural, spiritual and personal values, beliefs and preferences respected.
Our chaplains help to create a culture that supports spiritually centered, holistic care for patients and family members as well as for our associates and physicians.
Some services provided by our chaplaincy program are:
Chaplains are available around the clock, seven days a week. If you are an inpatient, just tell a member of your healthcare team that you wish to speak to a chaplain, or dial the hospital operator to ask for Pastoral Care (just dial “0”). From outside the hospital, contact us at (850) 769-1511 (Hospital Operator).