Spiritual Care at Texas Children’s Hospital: An Introduction and History
The mission of the Spiritual Care Department at Texas Children’s Hospital is to promote healing by providing compassionate interfaith spiritual support for patients, families and staff. Chaplains are available 24/7 to provide listening and prayer, inspiration, expressions of hope, assistance with weighing medical decisions, coordination of desired religious observances or rituals, and advocacy when your beliefs and values impact medical care. Our goal is to provide encouragement and comfort.
When TCH was founded in 1954, chaplains from (then) St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital provided emergency coverage and visited patients on request. Since that time, the Spiritual Care Department has expanded to include board certified TCH staff chaplains at all hospital locations, chaplain residents and interns from Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, hospital spiritual care volunteers and clergy and volunteers from the Catholic Chaplain Corps on site. We also work with Jewish Family Services, Lifeline Chaplaincy, Houston Interfaith Ministries, the Islamic Society of Greater Houston and many other agencies to meet the diverse needs of our families.
Please let us know how we can support you and your family during your hospital stay.