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Faith and Spirituality

Overview | Worship | Chapel Location | Services | Attending Clergy Association | Contact Information

Texas Health Resources strives to provide health care services for the whole person — body, mind and spirit. In keeping with this commitment, the Department of Pastoral Care maintains a presence at each Texas Health hospital and at the corporate office. In addition, each site offers a chapel for prayer, meditation, quiet time and worship.

Chapel at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital PlanoSpiritual care delivered through the Pastoral Care department and by others in the organization addresses concerns of the spirit: faith, hope, despair, meaning, purpose, life, death, guilt, forgiveness, fear and doubt. Pastoral care offers help for people trying to connect meaning with life circumstances that don't often make sense or seem fair.

Members of the Pastoral Care department have answered a call to offer hope for those in the middle of brokenness. Chaplains do not try to convert people. They are trained to help bring together the physical, emotional and spiritual components that are necessary for an individual to experience healing, health and hope. Spiritual care services are available to patients, family members, hospital employees and medical staff members.

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The Hope Chapel is open for monthly chapel services as well as for special occasions. It is also available for meditation and prayer 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All employees, patients, medical staff members and guests are welcome.

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Chapel Location
The Hope Chapel is located on the first floor of the main hospital building, near the West End elevators of the hospital lobby.

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The Pastoral Care department offers the following services:

  • Patient and family visitation
  • Response to referrals by physicians on the medical staff, nurses, patients and clergy
  • Pastoral support for families facing uncertainty in the event of inpatient or outpatient procedures
  • On-call availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Counseling and care for medical staff, employees and members of the community
  • Support groups for persons who experience loss or chronic illness
  • Worship experiences for patients, employees and medical staff in the chapels and at the patient's bedside
  • Bibles in patient rooms and other areas as well as literature related to spiritual and emotional issues concerning health care
  • Sacramental and ritual services (baptism, holy communion, anointing) provided by Pastoral Care staff or by arrangement with representatives of a recipient's religious community
  • Decedent care and memorial services
  • Journals provided in most chapels for expression of prayers, meditations and spiritual requests

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Attending Clergy Association
The Attending Clergy Association (ACA) is an organization of clergy from North Texas established by the Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian Healthcare System in 1994. ACA clergy relate to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospitals where members of their congregations receive medical care.

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Contact Information 
The Pastoral Care Department can be reached by calling 972-981-8439 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reach a chaplain during the evenings or on weekends, call 972-981-8114 and ask that the chaplain on call be paged. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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