"Directed to the spiritual needs that are often appreciated more deeply during times of illness, pastoral care is an integral part of Catholic health care."
— Part II Introduction, Ethical and Religious Directives
Inspired by the essentiality of pastoral care, CHA stays abreast of the changing landscape of health care and identifies challenges and opportunities for delivering spiritual care in new and creative ways. Catholic health care is committed to providing holistic care in whatever setting care is being delivered. Working through its Pastoral Care Advisory Committee and collaboratively with board certifying groups, CHA is committed to integrated spiritual care and robust staffing and certification of chaplaincy. For more information about pastoral care activities, please contact Dennis Gonzales, Ph.D., Senior Director, Mission Innovation & Integration.