RMCHCS offers spiritual support for patients and their families through its chaplaincy services. RMCHCS’ chaplains have a pivotal role in a patient’s emotional, social and spiritual healing. Chaplains provide non-denominational spiritual support and encouragement and are available 24 hours per day, seven days per week. To contact the chaplain, call 505.863.7140 or call the main switchboard at 505.863.7000.
Advance Medical Directives
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For more information about Advance Medical Directives or for help to complete a form, please call the RMCHCS Chaplain at 505.863.7140.
RMCHCS has an Ethics Committee that can assist patients with any questions regarding their treatment wishes or situations involving ethical, legal or religious choices. If a patient or family member wishes to contact the Ethics Committee, call 505.863.7140.
RMCHCS offers grief support to those who might be hurting and feeling sorrow because of a major loss of a loved one such as a loss of health, possessions. loss of faith or relocation. A grief support group meets 3 to 4 times a year for 6 to 8 weeks and is open to all in the community, Please call 505-863-7140 for questions to register.
In November of each year, the RMCHCS chaplain hosts a memorial service. Family members of patients who have died in the hospital or in RMCHCS' hospice program over the past year, are invited to attend the service. The service lasts about an hour and includes readings and prayers and a few brief words of comfort given by the hospital chaplain. Special music and the reading out loud of the names of all those who have passed away makes for a very special time for grieving families.
Families who RSVP with the chaplain receive a beautiful ceramic ornament with the name of their loved one inscribed on. The service takes place in the solarium, located on the third floor of the hospital.
For help with spiritual needs and emotional support, or to locate a clergy person of a particular faith group, please call the hospital chaplain at 505.863.7140.