As the coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, our chaplains remain
diligent in providing spiritual and emotional care to patients, families, staff and physicians at 11 healthcare facilities on three islands. Our presence, whether via phone, tele-communication, or in person (respecting the required six-foot distance), helps to ease the myriad of concerns being widely expressed about childcare, job security, loved ones living in another part of the world, and fears of contracting the virus.
Chaplains are an essential part of the inter-professional team of caregivers. We listen, pray, and offer words of hope, gratitude and encouragement from a variety of sacred texts. We also inform everyone that our spiritual care support is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chaplains are a non-anxious presence, and are calm and compassionate listeners in times that are overwhelming and uncertain.