Chapel & Spiritual Care
For many individuals, spirituality and faith are vital components of the healing and recovery process. At Henry Ford Allegiance Health, dedicated and professionally trained chaplains provide pastoral care to patients, their families and staff dealing with difficult and stressful situations. Our team of chaplains is available to provide help at any time of the day or night.
Chaplains can assist with:
- Spiritual and emotional concerns
- Issues of fear, anger, guilt or despair
- Grief and loss issues
- Ethical issues and important end-of-life decisions
- Questions regarding tissue and organ donation
- Funeral home arrangements
- Crisis counseling
- Coping with illness or diagnosis
- Sacraments, prayer and scripture
- Connecting to community clergy
Honoring Diversity and Supporting All Beliefs
Chaplains are clinically trained members of the health care team who listen and show respect for each individual’s unique faith, spiritual tradition, race, culture, sexual orientation and lifestyle choices.
Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency situations. Chaplains routinely visit patients Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To reach a chaplain, inform a nurse or call the hospital operator and the operator will contact the on-call chaplain.
Chapel, Meditation Room and Islamic Prayer Room
A beautiful, interfaith chapel is located on the 3rd Floor of the hospital, just outside the Family Waiting Room and the Critical Care Unit. The chapel is always open and available for persons of all faiths to use for prayer, meditation or time away. Families of loved ones are encouraged to use the chapel as a source of quiet and comfort during times of crisis and need.
Henry Ford Allegiance Specialty Hospital’s Meditation Room is located on the 1st Floor. Everyone is welcome, including anyone in need of a quiet place for reflection.
The Islamic Prayer Room is located in the Spiritual Care and Education Center’s courtyard between the third floor entryway to the hospital and the Charles Anderson Building.
Visiting Clergy Community
Clergy are welcome to visit members of their own congregations who are patients at Henry Ford Allegiance Health. Information about applying for a clergy badge is available through Henry Ford Allegiance Volunteer Services. Contact Volunteer Services at (517) 205-4840 for more information.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education is interfaith professional education for ministry. As an accredited CPE center, the Henry Ford Allegiance Clinical Pastoral Education Center offers two 17 week CPE opportunities. Learn more about the Clinical Pastoral Education program.
Spiritual Care & Education Center Office
Open: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Call: (517) 205-4888 or ext. 4888. Or call the hospital’s operator at (517) 205-4800 at any time. Ask the operator to page the on-call chaplain.