The Pastoral Care staff at Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast practices and promotes a holistic approach to care. An emphasis on the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing in harmony with mental and physical aspects is our goal.
The department was founded in 1979 and was originally funded by local churches. Tony Biles was hired as the first chaplain and soon began a volunteer associate chaplain program comprised of local clergy whom he trained to provide 24 hour on call chaplain coverage. The department continues to benefit from the involvement of community clergy and congregations who are viewed as partners in ministry.
When Pastoral Care May be Helpful
The staff of Pastoral Care is available for your emotional and spiritual needs:
- When a loved one is seriously ill and is facing death
- When you or other family members are facing surgery
- When you are discouraged and life has lost its meaning
- When you are suffering a loss or an adjustment
How to Contact Pastoral Care
On call chaplains are available 24 hours a day to respond to spiritual care needs. All on call chaplains are trained to offer spiritual support to persons from all faith backgrounds. If you need a chaplain ask a staff member to page the on call chaplain or call the hospital operator at 704-403-3000 and have the operator page the on call chaplain. During business hours you can call Pastoral Care at 704-403-1443.
Donations and Memorials
If you would like to support the ministry and programs of Pastoral Care, you may send donations or memorials to:
Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Medical Center
920 Church St. N.,
Concord, NC 28025