The Pastoral Services Department's mission is to provide excellent spiritual, emotional, and ethical care to a diverse patient, family, and staff population at McLeod Regional Medical Center. A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can contact a chaplain by calling the hospital operator who will page the chaplain who is on duty.
The ministries of the Pastoral Services Department are not forced upon anyone but are offered and made available to all who request them.
Some of the reasons you might ask for a chaplain:
- You feel hopeless.
- You would like someone to pray for you.
- You are grieving a loss or have recently heard bad news.
- You would like assistance with a life celebration.
- You would like some help in contacting your church or connecting with your religious community.
- You feel anxious or upset about what is happening.
- You would like support for a friend or family member.
Chaplaincy Services we provide include:
- Availability 24 hours a day
- Spiritual support and counseling
- Participation in family conferences
- Crisis intervention
- Memorial Services
- Participation in the Palliative Care Program
- Support to Hospital Staff
Open 24 hours a day, the chapels are available to patients and visitors for meditation, prayer or quiet reflection.
- Lobby of the McLeod Tower
- Lobby of the McLeod Pavilion
Pastoral Services Office: 1st floor of the McLeod Tower
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone Number: (843) 777-2119
A chaplain can also be reached by calling the McLeod Switchboard (843) 777-2000.
Community clergy are encouraged to continue their pastoral relationship with their members by visiting them when they are hospitalized. Patient room numbers may be obtained at the information desk in either the McLeod Tower or the McLeod Pavilion.
- Privileges. Visiting clergy are welcome and encouraged to visit members of their own congregations when those members are hospitalized. Please review this document for more information on the instructions and privileges for Visiting Clergy.
- Identification. A Visiting Clergy Photo ID Badge is issued by the McLeod Human Resources Department. After reviewing the Visiting Clergy policy, please complete the Visiting Clergy Badge Request Form and the Non-Employees ID Card Authorization Form and return them to Tom Pietila, Director, in the Pastoral Services Department.
- Parking. Vehicles must have a clergy parking decal affixed to the left rear window or left side of the bumper.