Spiritual Wellness Services
“Bidden or not bidden, God is present.”
- Carl Jung MD
TMC’s Spiritual Wellness offers the services of a chaplain for patients and visitors. Chaplains are available:
- To listen and offer spiritual and emotional support
- To accompany those in crisis or grief
- To share prayer and sacraments and to lead worship
- To reflect and consult on ethical concerns and decisions
Chaplains are members of the professional care team at Truman Medical Center. As with all healthcare professionals, they are professionally trained and certified to be a positive, healing resource. A Chaplain is always present at our Health Sciences District Campus, 24 hours a day -responding to the spiritual care needs of patients, families and staff in our busy and vital medical setting.
TMC chaplains believe healing can occur even when a cure is not possible. They support patients and families in prayer, pastoral counseling, and as a link to the patient’s own faith community. Our interfaith chaplains can meet with patients and their families in a hospital room, in the TMC chapel, or wherever there is a need. TMC chaplains are available to people of all faiths and religions. The chaplain team seeks to provide sensitivity and care to all diverse expressions of spirituality.
TMC chaplains will walk with you on the journey of healing and stand with you as you make decisions concerning treatment and care, healing, and physical renewal. They will help you through the process of grief and loss, in addition to celebrating the important events of life. If you have chronic illness issues, end of life issues, need a support group, or wish to discuss advance healthcare directives, TMC chaplains are here.
Medical Center Chapel
The Borden Interfaith Chapel is located off the main lobby of the medical center. It is a welcoming sacred space for all people. Our chapel is open each day from 8:00am to 9:00pm. Regular worship services include Islamic Salat-Ul-Juma every Friday at 1:15pm and Christian Worship on Sundays at noon.
Being seriously ill is a difficult thing. It can be a time of anxiety and sadness. For patients who do not have friends or family it is even more difficult. For those patients who do have loved ones, sometimes friends and family are exhausted and need a break.
In 2014, TMC launched No One Dies Alone (NODA), a program in which volunteers provide support, compassion, comfort and reassurance to critically ill patients.
Volunteers, called Caring Companions, sit with patients and provide social, emotional, and spiritual support. They may play music, pray, hold a hand, talk, read aloud, or just sit in quiet companionship.
We recruit volunteers from TMC’s employee base and from the community and receive special training.
Contact one of our chaplains to learn more about this program.
How to reach a chaplain
Chaplains make regular rounds at TMC. You can contact us through your nurse or by calling the medical center operator. Our office is contacted at 816-404-3400.