Where is the Pastoral Care Services office located?
We are located on the first floor of the McLeod Tower, in the lobby next to the chapel.
Where are the chapels located?
There is a chapel in the main lobbies of the McLeod Tower and Pavilion. Both are open for prayer and meditation 24 hours a day, unless a scheduled service is being held. There is an additional chapel near the elevators going to the Center for Intensive Care.
What is the Pastoral Services Department’s telephone number?
843-777-2119; dial the switchboard (777-2000) to page the on-call chaplain.
When are chaplains available in the hospital?
A chaplain is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to emergencies, crises, and urgent spiritual care needs by calling 843-777-2000 and asking the operator for the on-call chaplain. Non-emergent referrals can be communicated to the Pastoral Care Services office at 843-777-2119 for response by the next weekday morning.
Where do clergy park when visiting patients at the hospital?
Clergy are welcome to use free valet parking or the visitor parking areas. There is no designated space for clergy parking.
Are clergy notified when a patient is admitted to the hospital?
When patients are admitted to McLeod Regional Medical Center, they are asked to indicate their religious affiliation, if any, and whether they consent to having their name and affiliation appear on a confidential spiritual care visiting listing. Properly credentialed clergy have access to this spiritual care visitation listing for the specific, limited purpose of looking up their congregants. Patients who have opted not to appear on this listing can be found in the same way any patient can be located – by calling patient information, and ask for patient by name.
Can clergy request that a chaplain visit hospitalized members of their congregation?
Yes. Community clergy and/or loved ones are welcome to contact the chaplain to request a spiritual care visit by calling 843-777-2119 for routine requests, or by calling 843-777-2000, and asking the operate to page the on-call chaplain in the event of an emergent spiritual need or request.
Are spiritual care literature, prayer booklets and holy books available?
Yes, a limited number of resources and devotional material are available in the Pastoral Services office and the chapels.