KMBZ: Saint Luke's hospital chaplains take a front line role, providing comfort during pandemic isolation

April 3, 2020

Chaplains at Saint Luke's Health System are taking a front line role providing comfort to patients, families, and employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Spiritual Wellness team plays a crucial part in Saint Luke's mission for caring for the whole person physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Now that family visits are limited, chaplains are the only individuals beyond medical staff that interact with many patients.

KMBZ talked to Rev. Susan Roberts, Saint Luke's Health System's Director of Spiritual Wellness, about how chaplains are supporting and caring for patients and families during the pandemic.

“Our chaplains are going into rooms and sitting with people and talking with them," said Rev. Roberts. "We talk to them about their feelings of isolation, missing their families, hearing their stories, and engaging them in what’s meaningful and lifegiving to them.”

Read the full KMBZ article: Hospital chaplains take a front line role, providing comfort during pandemic isolation

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