Spiritual Care

spiritual care
Spiritual Care is here to help you draw on your own spiritual strengths as a resource for your healing.

Hospitalization is a journey into uncharted territory. You are, perhaps, struggling with questions that seem to have no answers, or you desire the strength you draw from meaningful rituals or scripture.

Our chaplains are professionally trained to serve you as you walk this new path in your life. You can ask for a chaplain visit from any staff member, or by calling the Spiritual Care Center at 315-470-7615.

The Bob Maher Memorial Interfaith Chapel is on the first floor of the West Tower Building, and is open for quiet reflection 24 hours a day. Feel free to leave a prayer request or take a copy of sacred scripture. The Spiritual Care Center Office is adjacent to the chapel and is open seven days a week, during the day.  To reach the Chapel, take the Irving or Memorial elevators to the first floor and turn right. Follow the signs for Spiritual Care at the end of the hall. You will see the stained glass windows ahead of you.

Religious Services

Ritual and scripture can help us navigate challenging events, and chaplains and volunteers are here to provide rituals and scriptures in accordance with your faith tradition, whether Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, Catholic, Buddhist, or interfaith.

Bedside rituals and services available include:

Holy Communion, Sacrament of the Sick, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Baptism (Roman Catholic)
Holy Communion, Baptism, anointing and laying on of hands for healing (Protestant)
Kosher meals, assistance with Jewish observances and Holy Days, electric Sabbath candlesticks
Recitation from the Qur’an, prayer

Services in the Chapel on 1 West Tower
Sunday: Communion (Roman Catholic) at noon
Monday: Intensive Prayer Circle at noon
Tuesday: Holy Eucharist (Episcopalian) at noon
Wednesday: Hymn Singing at noon
Thursday: Mass at noon
Friday: Sabbath Eve Program at 11 a.m
Jumah (Muslim prayers) at 1:15 p.m.

You can also arrange for Baptisms, baby dedications, weddings and memorial services, either at the bedside or in the Chapel.

Religious Rituals and Supportive Services

No matter what your faith tradition or spirituality, we want to help meet your unique spiritual needs. Christian, Jewish and Muslim scriptures are all available free of charge, as are various devotional materials.

Intensive Prayer Circle

Area congregations have joined with us as prayer partners to pray for you when you become part of our Intensive Prayer Circle. Please give your prayer request to any chaplain or Spiritual Care volunteer. You are invited to also write your prayer requests in the chapel’s special book of prayer intentions.

Hospital Television Channels

Spiritual Care Channel 83 – This service is provided without charge though the Spiritual Care Center. Tune in anytime for live and taped programs of worship, inspiration, and comfort.

Contact Us

Office phone: 315-470-7615
Managing Chaplain’s email: revkatherineday@crouse.org

If you would like a chaplain visit, ask any staff member or call x17615 from your bedside phone.

The chaplains at Crouse Hospital will help you draw upon your spiritual strengths to promote your healing in body, mind, and spirit. We are here seven days a week during the day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On-call chaplains (Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim clergy) are available for after-hours emergencies. We are prepared to help you connect with your faith community, and to facilitate your own pastor’s visits in any way we can. We also provide consultation on medical ethics, religious practices, advance directives and end-of life issues.

Crouse Health Chaplains

Tom AndersonChaplain Tom Anderson






Irvin BeigelRabbi Irvin Beigel






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Chaplain Kathryn Bell, MDiv, BCC






Clocktower PlaceholderChaplain Rob Bundy






Kate Lufkin DayRev. Kate Lufkin Day, MA, MDiv, BCC, Managing Chaplain






Imam Amir DuricImam Amir Duric, MDiv






Rev. Dr. Wes Fleming, MDiv






Rev. Therese Howingon

Rev. Therese Howington






Joan McCampbellChaplain Joan McCampbell






Fr. Gerard McKeon, SJ

Fr. Gerard McKeon, SJ






Fr. Louis Sogliuzzo, SJFr. Louis Sogliuzzo, SJ







Grateful Patient Giving Program

If you or a loved one have been touched by the spiritual care at Crouse Health and wish to honor the department or a particular chaplain or volunteer, contributions to the Maher Fund are gratefully accepted. Funds make it possible for the Spiritual Care department to continue this most important service for all patients and their families at Crouse Hospital. For more information, we invite you to contact the Crouse Health Foundation at 315-470-7702.

What Is Carepassion

Our passion is treating you with the respect and dignity you deserve. And celebrating what matters most in your life.


What Is Carepassion

Our passion is treating you with the respect and dignity you deserve. And celebrating what matters most in your life.