About Spiritual Care Services
Spiritual Care Service provides spiritual support. Whether you are a Stanford Health Care patient, family member, friend or staff member, Spiritual Care Service is here to compassionately accompany you with:
- Open-hearted conversation about hope, gratitude, fear, connection and meaning
- A calm presence
- Prayers and blessings
- Connecting you to your religious or spiritual tradition through our staff, volunteers and referrals to community resources
Supportive visits and religious assistance
Supportive visits by chaplains and volunteers:
- Eucharistic (and other sacramental) ministry
- Religious community-based support is available through staff and volunteers for several religious traditions:
- Connection to community resources for other religious or spiritual traditions
- Memorial services
- Ethical consultation through Stanford Health Care's Ethics Committee
Religious resources available:
- Buddhist chanting tapes and teachings
- Muslim prayer rugs
- Prayer beads
- Prayer materials and inspirational readings for several faith traditions
- The Q'uran
- Rosaries and rosary guides
- Shabbat candles (electric)
- Water from the Ganges
Director: Rabbi Lori Klein, BCC
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stanford Health Care
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Through its chaplaincies and faith groups, the Spiritual Care Service sponsors several holiday observances each year.
Please join us for:
- Ash Wednesday
- Good Friday service
- Ramadan break the fast
- Sounding the Shofar
Visit our chapel
Located near the entrance of the D1 unit on the first floor of the hospital, this interfaith chapel is a peaceful place to reflect and pray. It contains sacred writings and prayer books of several faith traditions, as well as a fountain to help calm your spirit.
Spiritual care volunteers
The Spiritual Care Service has 200 volunteers to assist the staff in providing spiritual care and support. The volunteers are interfaith and include members from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh traditions. The Rev. John P. Hester coordinates the volunteer program. Those interested in learning more are invited to call him at 650-723-5101.
Clinical Pastoral Education
The Spiritual Care Service is accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education to provide training programs in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) for clergy and seminary graduates. Four programs are offered: a summer internship, the year-long residency, second-year specialization, and supervisory training.
For more information on CPE, contact Spiritual Care Service at 650-723-5101.
Spiritual Care Team
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ON-CALL CHAPLAIN AVAILABILITY
An on-call chaplain is available 24 hours a day and may be contacted by calling 650-723-8222, and then entering the page number: 15683.
Spiritual Care Notes Newsletter (PDFs)
Advance Health Care Directive
What is an advance health care directive?
An advance health care directive is a form which will ensure that your health care wishes are known and considered if for any reason you become unable to speak for yourself. Completing the advance directive will allow you, under California law, to appoint another person to be your health care "agent".
The "agent" will be able to make decisions about your medical care if you become unable to make these decisions. The advanced directive will also allow you to write down detailed instructions about your treatments. Your doctor and your agent must follow the instructions detailed in the directive.
Where can I get an advance health care directive form?
For those patients who have been admitted to the hospital, advance care directives are available through Guest Services at 650-498-3333. You may also pick up an advance directive from the Health Library at no charge.
ADVANCE HEALTH CARE DIRECTIVE
To request an advance health care directive form, please call Spiritual Care Service 650-723-5101