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Chaplains visit with patients and family members at the hospital and elsewhere providing spiritual care, counseling and education to people of all faiths.
In 1903, Dallas First Baptist Church Pastor George W. Truett envisioned a hospital to which "persons of all faiths and those of none may come with equal confidence." Baylor chaplains work to meet the spiritual needs of our diverse patients, families, visitors and staff and keep Truett's dream a reality.
Chaplains and students at Baylor walk alongside people and their journey with illness, reaching across cultures, beliefs and religious backgrounds. They also teach and learn from one another about cultural and religious sensitivity and foster openness. Baylor chaplains receive special training and actively collaborate with ministers from a broad spectrum of faiths to help people from every religious group to receive the spiritual and religious support they need.
Chaplain trainees at Baylor are a varied group of people who have chosen to train in a faith-based setting with a strong heritage of Baptist and Christian commitment because of its dedication to values like those expressed by Dr. Truett.
To request a visit from a chaplain or for Baylor's dial a prayer service, call 972.487.5454.
The Hartman Chapel is the physical embodiment of Baylor Scott & White –Garland’s commitment to spiritual care. It’s a glorious place where the spirit can be renewed and hope restored. The chapel was made possible by a generous gift from Betty Hartman Osborn in memory of her father, John T. Hartman, a Presbyterian minister who started many churches in this area during his 60-year career.
The chapel’s signature feature is the series of 24 striking, contemporary stained-glass panels, designed and executed by internationally recognized artist Dennis Roberts of IHS Studios in Fredericksburg.
There may come a time when you or a family member of your family is seriously injured or becomes gravely ill. In the midst of your shock and grief, you may be asked to make difficult decisions about the intensity of medical care administered, or whether life-support systems should be used or withdrawn. It is important for you to learn about the levels and types of medical care available, you or your family member's health status and prognosis, and to discuss the treatment with which you would feel comfortable before you or your family members need to make these decisions. This section of our web site is designed to help you better understand these issues.
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