For many, illness is more than a physical crisis, it is often a spiritual crisis. At Winona Health we know how important spirituality is in general well-being, coping with illness, aging and death.
The chaplains of Winona Health are available to assist patients, residents and family members, regardless of religious preference or beliefs, as they search for meaning and support.
Our chaplaincy staff have a minimum of a master’s degree in theology from a university or seminary. In addition, are professionally trained with 1 or 2 years of Clinical Pastoral Education.
They respond 24 hours a day in the hospital, Lake Winona Manor, and Hospice Services to meet the many and varied needs of those served.
The chaplain’s role is not necessarily a problem-solving task. It is rather one of helping people integrate what is happening to them, as well as their relationship to God and others.Chaplains are skilled at listening and supporting at spiritual and emotional levels. A ministry of presence and acceptance, guides the chaplain’s visits.
Both Meditation Chapel (located near the front entrance to the hospital) and Tranquility Chapel (located near the front entrance to Lake Winona Manor) are always open. They provide patients, residents and family members a quiet place for prayer and reflection.
All services are televised on the Chapel Channel, channel 71.
For more information about pastoral care at Winona Health, contact:
- Hospital chaplain: 507.457.4382
- Hospice chaplain: 507.457.4547
- Chaplain page at the hospital switchboard: 507.454.3650