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Office of Spiritual Care

Office of Spiritual Care

Chaplaincy Services

Board-certified chaplains are the core of the Chaplaincy Services staff at Augusta University Health. Clinically trained chaplains are available to provide on-call support, education, rituals and consultations, on a 24/7 basis to all areas of our hospitals and clinics.

Chaplains are spiritual counselors who will work with patients, families, staff and students, to access spiritual/emotional strength and resources. We offer hope and words of comfort and care to patients and families who are searching for meaning in the midst of illness, hospitalization, and grief.

Chaplains educate nurses, interns, residents, fellows and other staff on topics of being culturally/spiritually sensitive.

Our team offers sacrament, rituals, workshops, services including NOSDAF (No One Should Die Alone Foundation) support.

Chaplains round throughout the hospital daily and include areas such as ICU’s, pre-op areas, and emergency rooms.

Office of Spiritual Care

Chaplaincy Services

Board-certified chaplains are the core of the Chaplaincy Services staff at Augusta University Health. Clinically trained chaplains are available to provide on-call support, education, rituals and consultations, on a 24/7 basis to all areas of our hospitals and clinics.

Chaplains are spiritual counselors who will work with patients, families, staff and students, to access spiritual/emotional strength and resources. We offer hope and words of comfort and care to patients and families who are searching for meaning in the midst of illness, hospitalization, and grief.

Chaplains educate nurses, interns, residents, fellows and other staff on topics of being culturally/spiritually sensitive.

Our team offers sacrament, rituals, workshops, services including NOSDAF (No One Should Die Alone Foundation) support.

Chaplains round throughout the hospital daily and include areas such as ICU’s, pre-op areas, and emergency rooms.

Anyone may ask to speak to a chaplain at any time. This may include those who are:

  • Learning a hard diagnosis and struggling to make sense of it

  • Needing prayer or a faith-specific ritual

  • Grieving over a loss or an expected loss

  • Struggling with your faith or wanting to return to your faith

  • Getting ready for a procedure or treatments

  • Coming to a decision about medical treatments

  • Seeking an Advance Medical Directive  to outline treatment preferences and/or designate a person to make medical decisions, on your behalf, if necessary. 

Main Chapel

Places for Prayer, Reflection or Meditation

  • Main Chapel - Augusta University Health, 2nd floor (BA 2473, near Entrance A elevators) Open at all times.
  • CHOG Chapel - Children’s Hospital of Georgia, 1st floor (next to the gift shop) Open at all times.
  • Meditation Retreat - Georgia Cancer Center, 1st floor 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Our Chaplains

  • The Rev. Dr. W. Jeffrey Flowers, BCC
  • Chaplain Brennan Francois, MDiv
  • Chaplain Henry Holt, M.Div, BCC
  • Chaplain Louella Simmons, MDiv, BCC
  • Chaplain Stephen Hughes, MDiv

Contact information

  • Main Office: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 PM, 2nd floor, room 2476, 706.721-2929
  • Paging Service: After 5:00 pm and weekends, 706.721-3893

Advance Medical Directive

Our Pastoral Counseling chaplains can help you complete an Advance Medical Directive, an official document that describes what you want to happen in the event:

  • You aren’t able to make medical decisions for yourself.
  • You have a terminal illness or you are in a state of permanent unconsciousness and can’t communicate your preferences.

Once you complete an Advance Medical Directive, it becomes part of your chart and medical record. We encourage you to talk to your family about what you would like to happen, should any of these events occur.

Download the Georgia Advance Medical Directive Form

 

 

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