There for you, when you need it
Chaplains + Pastors
Interfaith chaplains are here to provide spiritual and emotional support to our patients, their loved ones, and our staff. We are available to assist and care for people of any religious tradition or spiritual identity. We can explore with you what holds meaning for you and incorporate this into your care as well as connect you with faith-specific resources and practices. If this would be helpful during your hospital stay, please contact us at 617-636-2500 or page 1211.
Reasons to call a chaplain
- A patient or family member requests spiritual care
- A new diagnosis causes distress
- Patient is asking difficult questions, like "why me?"
- Religious/Cultural beliefs impact decisions
- Patient is faced with CMO/ End-of-life decisions
- Patient is actively dying
- Ethical issues emerge
- Staff needs support
- You need support
The Marjorie Hanna Cleveland Meditation Room, located on the 6th floor of Tufts Children's Hospital, is available for prayer, meditation and quiet conversation.
We ask that patients and families refrain from bringing food and drinks into the room. We also hold special services here on religious holidays.
If you are at Tufts MC or Tufts Children's Hospital visiting a patient or are a patient yourself, you are welcome to join us for Muslim Jum'ah on Friday, Mindful Meditation on Monday or Mass on Sunday.
Director: Jim Shaughnessy
- Alison Jablonsky
- Eileen Moran
Catholic Priest: Janusz Chmielecki