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Chaplain Services


RMCHCS offers spiritual support for patients and their families through its Chaplain services. RMCHCS' Chaplains can play a pivotal role in patient's emotional, social and spiritual healing. Professional Chaplains can provide presence, active listening, encouragement, and prayer 24 hours per day, seven days a week. A Chaplain is available at the hospital, home health, Hospice and clinics. To contact the Chaplain, call 541-519-0535 or call the main switchboard at 505-863-7000.

Advance Medical Directives

Reference see Advance Medical Directives.

For more information about Advance Medical Directives or for help to complete a form, please call the RMCHCS Chaplain at 505-863-7140.

Ethics Committee

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.

Grief Support

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. Please call 505-863-7140 for questions to register.

Memorial Services

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 takes place in the solarium, located on the third floor of the hospital.

Pastoral Support

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.