Coping with medical issues is stressful whether it's injury, receiving a diagnosis, chronic disease or terminal illness. Helping patients and caregivers deal with that stress is part of their medical treatment.

The Peninsula Regional Medical Center chaplain is a resource for patients and family members, offering emotional and spiritual support, helping them to address life changing experiences and the subsequent questions that emerge about the meaning of life. Respect for each individual and compassion is at the heart of this ministry.

Area clergy and pastoral persons staff the Volunteer Chaplaincy Program. Volunteer chaplains must complete a PLUS Volunteers application and orientation. For more information on becoming a volunteer chaplain, contact the Pastoral Care Department at 410-543-7157.

The Pastoral Care office is located in Volunteer Services, next to the Visitor Parking Garage.