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In our commitment to serve the needs of the whole person, we define spirituality in the broadest and most universal terms possible: that which gives meaning or purpose and belonging or connection to each person. In this light, we seek to support each of our patients, residents, clients and their loved ones in a way that is meaningful and helpful to him or her.
Pastors, and other spiritual advisors throughout our health service region, regularly visit patients and residents at Thompson Health. If you wish, the spiritual leader of your congregation will be informed of your admission to the hospital or the M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center.
The M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center offers its residents and loved ones several opportunities for worship and spiritual growth. Among these are services of worship, distribution of communion and Bible study. Bible study and services of worship are available at our Brighter Day Medical Adult Program and Ferris Hills at West Lake, our senior community.
Prayer request cards are available at the Pre-Admission Testing Department for surgery patients. This card indicates that a patient would like members of the surgical team to pray with them before surgery.
The interfaith chapel is next to the hospital's main lobby. The chapel, open day and night for anyone who wishes to use it, offers a place for meditation and reflection.
In addition, Chaplain Heffernan serves the spiritual needs of our associates and volunteers so that they may be better equipped to address the spiritual needs of the people they serve. She can be reached at (585) 396-6486, by e-mail at Elizabeth.Heffernan@ThompsonHealth.org, or you may forward your request to meet with her through any associate.
We also provide the opportunity for volunteers to deliver spiritual care to patients and residents at Thompson Health through the Chaplain’s Volunteer Program. For more information on volunteering at Thompson - go to our Volunteer Page or contact the Chaplain’s Office at (585) 396-6486 or the Volunteer Office at (585) 396-6660.
Thompson's Manager of Spiritual Care, M. Elizabeth Heffernan, is looking for volunteers to ensure that as many patients and residents as possible receive spiritual care at Thompson. If you are interested in finding out more about this very important & vital ministry contact Chaplain Heffernan at 585-396-6486.