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Pastoral Care
Licking Memorial Hospital, First Floor
1320 West Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Pastoral Care serves as a liaison between the Hospital and local clergy, with the purpose of providing spiritual care for the diverse faiths and backgrounds of patients, families and staff of LMHS by incorporating the knowledge that a person’s unique spiritual beliefs and cultural practices come to bear on the experience of illness or trauma. Pastoral Care Services also provides religious services for patients, visitors, employees and volunteers on holidays and special occasions.
Pastoral Care staff members are available to provide spiritual and emotional support as it relates to medical decision-making, patient rights and medical ethics. Upon request, the Pastoral Care staff will notify a patient’s minister, priest, or rabbi of the patient’s hospital stay. The LMHS Pastoral Care Services Department can be reached by calling (220) 564-7729. The Department can be reached from LMH patient rooms by simply dialing 7729.
Licking Memorial Hospital has a chapel located on the second floor adjacent to the Intensive Care waiting area. It is available seven days a week, around the clock, for private meditation or prayer.