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Pastoral Care

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano

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Pastoral Care 

Care & Counseling When You Need It Most

Chaplains visit with patients and family members at Baylor Scott & White - Plano and throughout the community providing spiritual care, counseling and education to people of all faiths.

  • Christian worship service is offered at 11 a.m. on Sundays in the Chapel on the first floor at Baylor Scott & White - Plano. Catholic Communion is offered on Mondays and Thursdays through local Catholic Eucharistic ministers. Chaplains also regularly lead services for special occasions, such as weddings, memorial services, adoption and blessing ceremonies and national observances.
  • Community seminars on the spiritual and emotional elements of patient care, crisis ministry, bereavement and grief support.
  • Education and mentoring for our more than 100 system-wide pastoral care volunteers takes place through the Clergy Partnership Program, which brings local clergy to Baylor Scott & White. Authorities in spirituality, medicine, and pastoral ministry visit Baylor Scott & White as part of the James Lectureship Program to help clergy cultivate their ministry skills.
  • Community involvement is important to chaplains at Baylor Scott & White. Each week, chaplains teach, consult, and lead worship at local churches and community agencies. Chaplains offer knowledge and experience in such areas as grief support and dealing with the effects of illness and treatment on people and their families. Chaplains also help churches develop effective ministries for their members who need emotional support.
  • Baylor Scott & White offers ministers, seminarians and qualified lay people education through intensive clinical experience, individual and group supervision, teaching seminars and interpersonal relations seminars through our Clinical Pastoral Education program.

Commitment to People of All Faiths

Dallas Pastor George Truett, a Baylor Scott & White founder, envisioned a hospital where "persons of all faiths and those of none may come with equal confidence."

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Issues Surrounding Critical Illness

We provide people and resources to assist you and family members should you be asked to make difficult decision about the intensity of medical care administered or whether life-support systems should be used or withdrawn.

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