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Pastoral care for patients, family and staff

Heal the sick ...
Freely ye have received, freely give ...

In 1881, Norton Healthcare’s founders engraved these words on the cornerstone of the first Norton Hospital. Today, Norton Healthcare continues this important work of healing and self-giving service to those in need.

Norton Healthcare came into being because churches believed that healing the sick and injured and caring for the dying was an essential part of their Christian calling. Norton Healthcare’s mission statement reflects this commitment: "Norton Healthcare's purpose is to provide quality health care to all those we serve, in a manner that responds to the needs of our communities and honors our faith heritage."

The mission of the Norton Healthcare Pastoral Care Department is to promote spiritual health and deliver timely, competent spiritual care to patients, their families and staff. We do this through the work of our staff chaplains, our resident and intern chaplains and our Clinical Pastoral Education program.

In addition, our Grief Care Information Center, pregnancy and infant loss resources, and the Walk to Remember provide comprehensive grief care to our patients, their families and our community.

To reach a chaplain, call the phone number of the appropriate hospital as listed below. 

Explore a virtual tour of the Kosair Children’s Hospital Chapel 

Clergy parking in Norton Healthcare hospitals

Norton Healthcare supports clergy as they visit their hospitalized congregational members. All parking lots and garages provide free reserved parking for clergy.

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