Health Ministry

13th Annual White Mass scheduled for October 6, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. 

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A hospital chaplain provides spiritual support in the hospital environment to patients, hospital staff, and family members of all faiths.

Chaplains attend patients by request, or they may visit all patients in the hospital. Their goal is to provide spiritual support and counseling to help people who may be experiencing spiritual distress, and to bring in other religious practitioners if they are needed. Nondenominational counseling is also available.

Chaplains may also sit with dying patients and their families to provide support. Chaplains also bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients upon request.

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SPIRITUAL CARE

Spiritual Care helps integrate the mind, body and spirit which is essential to one’s well-being and healing process.

RECOMMENDATION

If you are scheduled to be hospitalized it is recommended that, prior to and in preparation for your hospitalization, you go to your parish for Confession and the Anointing of the Sick. This will allow these Sacraments to be made more available for the unplanned hospitalizations.

HOW TO CONTACT A CHAPLAIN IN THE HOSPITAL

  • Ask for the Hospital Chaplain’s Office from any hospital staff. 
  • In Emergency:  ask one of the nurses.  
  • Scheduled Admitting or Out-Patient:  ask the registration desk clerk or nurse to inform the chaplain’s office/Pastoral Services. 
  • In a Room:  ask any member of the medical staff to request to be seen by a hospital chaplain.

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CUIDADO ESPIRITUAL

El cuidado espiritual ayuda integrar la mente, el cuerpo y el espíritu cual es esencial para su bien estar y proceso de sanación.

RECOMENDACION

Si usted sabe que será internado al hospital, es recomendado  que antes y en preparación para ser hospitalizado, vaya a su parroquia para la Confesión y la Unción de los Enfermos. Así darle lugar a estos Sacramentos a los casos de hospitalización no planeados.

COMO CONTACTAR UN CAPELLAN EN EL HOSPITAL

  • Pida por la Oficina de los Capellanes a cualquier empleado del hospital. 
  • En Urgencias: por medio de las enfermeras. 
  • Admisión prevista o Out-Patient: dígale a quien lo registre o a su enfermera que le de aviso al capellán/Servicios Pastorales.
  • Si ya está en un cuarto: dígale a cualquier miembro del equipo médico que lo está atendiendo que le avise al capellán que usted desea que lo visite. 

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Chaplain Contact Numbers
If it is an Emergency call the Hospital Operator and ask for the On-Call Chaplain. If it is not life threatening call the Chaplain’s office. If no answer, please leave a detailed message.

Numbero de contraco de los Capellanes
Si es una Emergencia llámele al Operadora del Hospital y pida por el Capellán de Guardia. Si no es una situación donde la vida esté en peligro, llame a la oficina del Capellán.
Si no contesta, deje un mensaje detallado.

BROWNSVILLE 
Valley Baptist Health Systems 
(956) 698-5400 Hospital Operator
(956) 698-4452 Chaplain’s Office

Valley Regional Medical Center 
(956) 350-7000 Hospital Operator
(956) 350-7124 Chaplain’s Office

HARLINGEN 
Valley Baptist Health Systems 
(956) 389-1100  Hospital Operator
(956) 389-1194 Chaplain’s Office

Harlingen Medical Center 
(956) 365-1000 Hospital Operator
(956) 200-7127 Chaplain’s Cell
(956) 365-1844 Chaplain’s Office

SAN JUAN 
San Juan Nursing Home (956) 787-1771
 
EDINBURG 
Edinburg Regional Medical Center 
(956) 388-6000 Hospital Operator
(956) 388-6634 Chaplain’s Office

Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance 
Main Tower 
(956) 362-8677 Hospital Operator
(956) 362-7270 Chaplain’s Office

Women’s Hospital 
(956) 362-2229 Hospital Operator
(956) 362-4285 Chaplain’s Office

McALLEN 
McAllen Medical Center 
(956) 632-4000 Hospital Operator
(956) 632-4388 Chaplain’s Office
(956) 971-5773 Chaplain’s Office

McAllen Heart Hospital 
(956) 994-2000 Hospital Operator
(956) 994-2107 Chaplain’s Office

Rio Grande Regional Hospital 
(956) 632-6000 Hospital Operator
(956) 632-6616 Chaplain’s Office

MISSION 
Mission Hospital 
(956) 323-9000 Hospital Operator
(956) 288-1451 Chaplain’s Pager
(956) 323-1273 Chaplain’s Office

 

*Patients not in facilities on this list need to call their parish priest for visits. 
*Pacientes internados en un hospital no en la lista necesitan llamarle a su párroco.

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Health Ministry
Catholic Diocese of Brownsville
700 N. Virgen de San Juan
San Juan, TX 78589

Phone:(956) 784-5007
Director: Mrs. Eloisa Ackerman
eackerman@cdob.org