pediatric spiritual care

Being in the hospital can be scary for children and their families. Our Pediatric Chaplains, as well as our other staff chaplains and Spiritual Care volunteers, are here to offer you spiritual and emotional support. You can ask a nurse to call us, or you can call us directly at extension 4–5183.

What is Spiritual Care?

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Spiritual Care is a special kind of care that connects to you as a whole person – mind, body and soul. Your spirituality is about who you are, what is important to you and what you believe as a person. Spirituality can mean you are involved in a faith tradition, but not always.

Who Offers Spiritual Care?

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Here at Upstate, whether you are in the hospital or clinic,
chaplains are available to offer spiritual care.


Rev. Jane E. Dasher, Pediatric Chaplain

Rev. Jane E. Dasher is our Pediatric Chaplain who assesses and integrates spiritual care with Pediatrics at University Hospital.

About our Interfaith Chapel

The University Hospital Chapel is located on the main floor of the hospital. It is always open. Services are held daily. Please check the worship schedule posted for specific times and types of services. There is a Prayer Book in the Chapel for you to write your special prayer requests.

About Our Treehouse Chapel

The Treehouse Chapel, located on the 12th floor of the East Tower of Golisano Children's Hospital, is always open and is a beautiful space for quiet reflection.

We are on TV

Channel 50 is the Meditation Channel. Turn this on to experience beautiful scenery and soothing music. It’s great for relaxing!

Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
One Children's Circle
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-KIDS
Toll Free: 866 543-KIDS