Hospital Chaplain Services

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Charles D. Bush, MDiv, BCC

 

Board Certified Chaplain
Manager – Mission Integration & Spiritual Care

Around the Clock Care for Body, Mind, and Spirit

At Health City Cayman Islands, we are committed to high quality, compassionate care of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Our comprehensive chaplain services are available 24/7 in order to provide patients and their families with the necessary spiritual and emotional care throughout their stay. 

Our hospital chaplain is clinically trained to provide care in a medical setting and offers expertise in theology, world religions and pastoral counseling. The chaplain makes regular rounds to inpatient units in order to be accessible, including before a scheduled surgery. This can assist in successfully coping with concerns that often arise during illness. Individuals do not have to be religious to benefit.

Chaplain Benefits and Services

A 2014 study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Health Institute found that 80% of a successful health outcome is attributable to non-medical factors. In other words, a successful healing process means delivering person-centred care. This includes the following, provided through chaplain services:

  • Counselling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family support
  • Prayer and meditation
  • Spiritual care, according to individual beliefs
  • Facilitating contact with a local faith community
  • Emotional support and guidance for coping with your diagnosis

A member of our nursing staff would be happy to make a referral, or alternatively patients and their family members are most welcome to call 526-2105 directly at any time. This is a free call from any hospital phone. Outpatient consultations are also available upon request.

The Health City Cayman Islands Interfaith Chapel

The Chapel is open to all 24/7 as a place of quiet retreat and prayer. It is located on our main corridor on the A-wing. The chapel also has space to meet with our chaplain or your own minister. The chapel’s library shelves are stocked with religious literature. A schedule of services is published on the exterior bulletin board.