Weekend Chaplain Brings Comfort to McLeod Patients

Generous gifts to the McLeod Foundation have funded a much needed service by providing for weekend chaplains. The value of spiritual care as it affects physical healing has long been recognized as part of the culture at McLeod Health with a dedicated Pastoral Services Department.

One Sunday morning, Gloria Ham, a Weekend Chaplain at McLeod, received a call from a nurse in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). A three-month-old was coding and the medical team feared the child may not s...

Food Lion Announces 2013 Fall Football Campaign to Benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion will kick off its Children’s Miracle NetworkHospitals® Fall Football Campaign, Wednesday, Sept. 4. The campaign willrun through Sept. 17 to support local children and their families receivingmedical care from 26 children’s hospitals.

During the two-week campaign, customers who donate $1 at the register willreceive a paper football to acknowledge their support. Customers can alsopurchase specially-marked Kellogg’s and Proctor and Gamble products tos...

An Evening of Hope Cancer Benefit

Purchase Tickets for An Evening Of Hope.

An Evening of Hope Cancer Benefit, underwritten by Wells Fargo, will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at 6 p.m. at the Florence Little Theatre. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research.

Performers for the evening will include: Singer Henry "Hank" Jones accompanied by Robin Thompson on piano; Musicians Dr. Benjamin Woods, Dr. Sherry Woods and their son Chris Woods; Singer Garrett Graham ...

McLeod Clinical Pastoral Education Underway

The newly accredited Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program at McLeod isunderway with five chaplain interns. They are Mitchell Anderson, JerryDicks, Gloria Ham, David Deming and Jacqueline Myers. The program isavailable to anyone interested in being a chaplain.

For 26 weeks, CPE participants learn the elements of providing pastoralcare. "A unique challenge for pastors in hospitals is learning how to carefor people despite differences in beliefs," says Stuart Harrell, AssistantDirec...

Gittings Guest House Testimonial

Karen Gittings, Assistant Professor of Nursing at Francis Marion University, shares the story of her experience with the Guest House at McLeod during her husband's illness.

In the summer of 2010, my husband had open heart surgery. In the days following his surgery, I was sleeping on the floor of the waiting room when a patient representative offered me use of the Guest House at McLeod.

The Guest House is a tremendous help to individuals whose loved ones are undergoing treatmen...

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