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Pastoral Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital we care about your continuing good health, not just physically and mentally, but spiritually as well. Our Department of Pastoral Care works closely with your physician and other members of your healthcare team to offer consultation and counsel regarding spiritual, emotional and ethical matters. We also provide prayer, scripture, sacraments and worship services, at your request. Our chaplains are trained to address the needs and resources of many faiths, and we acknowledge that a person's spirituality may not be expressed in a formal religious tradition.

Our chaplains are always available to participate in family meetings to discuss your treatment plan or that of your loved one. At Mount Auburn Hospital, because we firmly believe that the best health comes from treating the individual as a whole, we take into consideration all issues that could impact one's well-being.

The Rev. Beth Loomis, Director of Pastoral Care, is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She was trained at Harvard Divinity School and is equipped to meet the needs of people of all faiths. She has served over twenty years coordinating chaplain and bereavement services in hospice care and currently runs the bereavement program at Mount Auburn Hospital. She is also co-chair of the Ethics Committee. Mary Harrison, M.T.S., S.T.L., is the hospital's Catholic chaplain, appointed by the Archdiocese of Boston to provide pastoral care to Roman Catholic patients, Mary is board-certified by the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC). Roman Catholic priests are available to administer sacraments, and the services of Spanish, Greek, Armenian and Portuguese priests are available. Eucharistic Ministers are also available to provide communion

At Mount Auburn Hospital's Department of Pastoral Care, we are here to aid and comfort you in your time of need. We provide companionship during illness and the end of life. We also are available to assist in the treatment decision process. Increasingly, a link is recognized between spirituality and health. In keeping with Mount Auburn Hospital's mission of competence and compassion, our chaplains are available for support, prayer and sacrament to patients of diverse faiths, and to persons of no faith, with sensitivity to spiritual and cultural differences. At Mount Auburn Hospital, we are always here for you.

For more information on our Department of Pastoral Care, please call (617) 575-8606. You can always reach a chaplain on call by calling the Hospital's Operators.

Our hospital chapel is available for your use 24 hours a day. It is located in the Needham Lobby.

Department of Pastoral Care
Mount Auburn Hospital
330 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Phone: 617-575-8606                     
Fax: 617-499-5041


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