The Chaplain Service at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center is an interfaith
service designed to provide pastoral or spiritual care to patients and
their families, while respecting and supporting the needs of our religiously
and spiritually diverse community.
A Chaplain can offer a sensitive listening presence, help to facilitate
conversation about spiritual concerns and mobilize the spiritual resources
of patients and their families.
A Chaplain can provide support during family conferences and, because Hospital
Chaplains are part of a multi-disciplinary health care team, they can
provide support with treatment decisions and can assist in communicating
with physicians and staff.
In addition, a Chaplain can offer pastoral functions such as prayer or
sacraments (baptism, communion, anointing), and memorial services.
At the request of the patient or their family, a Chaplain can coordinate
spiritual or pastoral care and contact their faith community’s clergy.
Community clergy are encouraged to contact Chaplain Services with their
needs and concerns, as Chaplains work together with them in providing
spiritual care for patients and their families.
How to Request Chaplain Services
If you or your family are in need of spiritual care and support please
notify your nurse or contact Chaplain Services directly at
Interested in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)?
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center has a Clinical Pastoral Education
training program designed to prepare you for professional healthcare chaplaincy.
If you would like to enroll in our Clinical Pastoral Education program,
please contact The Chaplain Supervisor at
909.630.7697 for more information.
The CPE program at PVHMC is accredited by the Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training.
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Chaplain and Spiritual Care Services Supervisor