Pastoral Care Services at Taylor Hospital
The Pastoral Care Services program at Taylor Hospital participates in the mission of the Crozer-Keystone Health System to alleviate suffering and enhance the healing of our patients by supporting their spiritual needs.
All patients have the right to access Pastoral Care Services. Through their ministry, volunteer clergy and trained volunteer lay chaplains offer compassion, hope, sacramental support and a healing presence to all receiving care and treatment at Taylor.
The clergy and chaplains are trained to respect the religious commitments of all of our families and will not impose any particular beliefs or values on you.
The clergy and chaplains serve patients and families of all faith and those who do not identify with a particular religion. Regardless, you will find that your belief and values are honored by the pastoral care team.
Reverend Dr. Bayard Taylor
About Our Services
Click on the links below to learn more about our pastoral care services.
Why would I call a chaplain?
Chaplains are available to assist patients with a wide variety of spiritual and emotional needs, including:
- Coping with the stress of illness and hospitalization.
- Discussing difficult decisions.
- Dealing with difficult news.
- Offering religious rituals, including sacraments, scripture reading and prayer.
- Contacting a clergy person of a specific religious tradition.
- Easing the loneliness and isolation of a hospital stay.
How can I arrange for Pastoral Care Services?
To arrange a visit, email Janet Kalup, Volunteer Director, at Janet.Kalup@crozer.org. Eucharistic ministers visit catholic patients during morning hours on Sundays and Tuesdays. Catholic priests also provide on-call coverage for anointing the sick during emergency situations.
Does the hospital have an onsite place for prayer or meditation?
Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. there is a prayer circle that meets in the small cafeteria. There is also a meditation room located on the first floor of the hospital. Patients, staff, and visitors can find prayer request cards near the “Caught You Caring” boxes and outside of the Volunteer Office on the first floor.
Learn about pastoral care services at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital and Springfield Hospital.