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Spiritual Care

Department of Spiritual Care
Pastoral Care/Spiritual Care Center
Upstate University Hospital
Rm. 1224
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4687
Fax: 315 464-5606

Being in the hospital may be a difficult time for you, your family and your friends. During your stay with us, we want to assure you of our prayers and concern for you and those you love. Please have your nurse contact us or call and contact us directly at the Center by calling hospital extension 4-4687. In case of an emergency, please dial “0” for the operator and request a chaplain.

The Department of Spiritual Care is staffed by clinically-trained and certified chaplains, spiritual care volunteers, Jesuit novices and Clinical Pastoral Education Chaplain Interns. There is at least one chaplain in the hospital daily and there is always a chaplain or on-call clergy available twenty-four hours a day.

  • Spiritual support in times of crisis and change of health condition
  • Help in exploring your faith and life's meaning
  • Prayer, sacraments and religious rituals such as the Anointing of the Sick
  • Religious literature and faith items such as rosaries and Shabbat candlesticks
  • Consultation about religious dietary needs, such as kosher food
  • A listening ear in times of spiritual distress
  • Family support
  • Ministry of presence at the end of life and at death
  • Music ministry (our Upstate choir and harpist make bedside visits upon request)
  • Help connecting with a congregation or faith tradition

Visit the Center or Chapels

  • Hospital chapel, located off the main lobby
  • Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital chapel, located on the 12th floor of the East Tower
  • Chaplains may be contacted by visiting the Spiritual Care Center (located next to the chapel) or calling the hospital operator.

Healing Spaces

Special features of the Upstate University Hospital include quiet spaces for thoughtful reflection:

  • Art gallery, Golisano Children's Hospital, 12th floor
  • Solarium, Golisano Children's Hospital, 12th floor