Patient and Family Support Services
Our spiritual care team is specially trained to provide holistic,
spiritual care to persons of all religious faiths, including those without any
religious affiliation. Some of the
services that chaplains can assist with include the baptism of infants, communion,
pre-surgery prayer, contacting the respective pastor, priest, clergy, or to be
someone to talk to about spiritual needs. The spiritual care team can be
reached through the hospital operator or by calling their office at (559)
624-2263. An on–call chaplain or priest
is available for emergencies through the administrative supervisor.
We also have a chapel available for you. This is a place of quiet reflection that is
always open for your convenience. The chapel is located on the first floor near
Patient Access and the information desk.
Patient and Family Services
Patient and Family Services are medical social workers that are
available to support you and your family during a patient’s
hospitalization. Please call (559)
624-2257 for assistance.
In order to receive accurate and up-to-date information about the
patient, family members can request a family conference with the attendance of
doctors, nurses and social workers. The
social workers will arrange a family conference at the convenience of the
family members and doctors. Please call (559) 624-2257 for assistance.
Individual and Family Counseling
Counseling is available for any difficulty surrounding the emotional
impact and the coping of critical, chronic and terminal illnesses. Please call
(559) 624-2257 for assistance.
Social workers are available to support you and your family during the
acute phase of illness. They are
available daily for emotional support, drug and alcohol information, grief counseling
and ethical issues. Please call (559) 624-2257 for assistance.