The service provided by the chaplaincy program is one of encouragement and spiritual support for the patients and their loved ones. As for ministry to hospital staff, the chaplains are available to assist them according to their need in the same way as they would the patients and their loved ones.
The chaplain’s week of ministry begins on Sunday and runs through Saturday of their assigned week. The chaplains endeavor to do their visitation a minimum of three days a week, but are on call for emergency requests as needed. Stayton area chaplains provide back-up if the on call chaplain cannot be contacted. In times of major crisis several of the chaplains may be called in to assist those in need.
At Santiam Hospital & Clinics, our vision is to serve as the healthcare provider at the center of our community. As part of our mission, we provide quality health care to persons suffering from illness, injuries, or disabilities and promote the general health and welfare of the community through education, support, and medical services.
We create an atmosphere where each is to be relied upon to carry an equal or greater weight, where regard for the patient is held above that of personal benefit, and where the care provided is reliable and consistent.