Published on October 17, 2016

Pastoral Care Week at Pella Regional: Oct. 16 - 22

PELLA, Iowa – Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to others. At Pella Regional Health Center, physicians and staff believe that total patient care includes the spiritual as well as the physical, emotional and situational needs of each patient.

Regardless of spiritual, religious or cultural background, Pastoral Care Week celebrates those who provide spiritual support to others. This year’s theme, “Spiritual Resilience,” represents one’s ability to navigate through, or recover from, life’s most challenging moments. Spiritual resilience finds its roots in one’s sense of spirituality and related practices, religion or beliefs, values, and outlook.

Spiritual support plays a key role in the healing process as it provides encouragement, hope and meaning to patients and family members through difficult times. With that, our Chaplains will go through hospital departments and medical clinics to do a blessing of the hands to inspire and provide comfort to those who work with patients each and every day.