McLeod Regional Pastoral Services
Minister to Spiritual Needs

The Department of Pastoral Services at McLeod Regional Medical Center cares for a wide range of spiritual needs, providing a sensitive and inclusive ministry in health crises, ranging from problem pregnancies and births to end-of-life decisions and death. Our Mission: to provide excellent spiritual, emotional and ethical care to a diverse patient, family and staff population at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

Contact a Chaplain When You Need One. Call (843) 777-2119 or reach a chaplain through
the McLeod Switchboard in Florence at (843) 777-2000.

Services include:

  • Pastoral care and counseling
  • Spiritual assessment, intervention, comfort and nurture
  • Facilitation and support of religious practices of all faiths and spiritual paths
  • 24-hour on-call chaplain for emergency spiritual care
  • Weekday spiritual care by chaplains assigned to each inpatient area
  • Two chapels for meditation, prayer and reflection
  • Emotional support
  • Non-judgmental listening
  • Crisis intervention
  • Advocacy for patients and staff
  • Collaboration with all members of the health care team
  • Consultations on end-of-life decisions and ethical issues
  • Contacting a Chaplain When You Need One

    Call (843) 777-2119 or reach a chaplain through the McLeod Switchboard at (843) 777-2000.

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    Some of the reasons you might ask for a chaplain:

    • You feel hopeless, anxious, or upset about what is happening
    • 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 would like support for a friend or family member.

     

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  • Two Chapel Locations Offer Meditation, Reflection and a Place for Prayer

    The McLeod Tower and the McLeod Pavilion both offer a quite chapel for your convenience. The chapels never close. The Chapel Office — located on the first floor of the McLeod Tower – is open Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m.to 5 p.m.You can call the office at (843) 777-2119 or you can reach a chaplain through the McLeod Switchboard at (843) 777-2000.

  • Volunteers Serve the Emotional and Spiritual Needs of Others

    The spiritual and pastoral care of patients at McLeod Health is an important facet of our excellent care. Pastoral Services make chaplains and pastoral care volunteers available for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, their families and staff. Laity and clergy from local and surrounding communities serve as volunteers. To volunteer for pastoral care, contact Rev. Tom Pietila at (843) 777-2119 or email tpietila@mcleodhealth.org for training dates.

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