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11/07/14
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Peninsula Regional Medical Center’s Pastoral Care Department is hosting a Prayer Breakfast on Monday, December 1, at 7:30 a.m. in the Hallowell Conference Center at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. All community clergy members are invited to attend. Call 410-543-7157 to register – limited seating is available. The breakfast will feature speaker Jimmy Hoppa. In addition to being the host of the WBOC morning newscast and the DelmarvaLife show, Hoppa is a lay minister with the Park Lane Church of God in Federalsburg, and leader of its Celebrate Recovery ministry. He and his wife, Carol, helped begin Children’s Church at Berlin Ocean City Lighthouse Church of God and the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford, and began Kids Church Konnection at the Park Church of God. Hoppa is also a chaplain for the Laurel Fire Department, a volunteer hospital chaplain and a chaplain for FEMA and the state of Maryland in case of natural disaster or emergency. Pastoral Care is available at PRMC 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with chaplains who are on site regularly from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and who are always on call after hours as well. Department staff chaplains have had extensive training (at least 1,600 hours) in ministering to the spiritual concerns of patients, families and staff.  They have completed at clinical pastoral education and most have Master of Divinity degrees. The seven departmental chaplains and nine volunteer chaplains of Pastoral Care visit newly admitted patients, palliative care patients and anyone who requests their presence. They also assist patients in completion of Advance Directives.