Chaplaincy

At the Antillean Adventist Hospital we understand that spiritual care is an important part of the healing process. Since its inception over forty-seven years ago, the Antillean Adventist Hospital has always purposefully and diligently embraced a "wholistic" approach to healthcare."Wholistic medicine" means that people are treated as total beings - mind, body, and spirit. The emphasis therefore is on total patient care, which provides for a person's spiritual as well as physical and mental needs. The Chaplaincy program (pastoral care) at the Antillean Adventist Hospital is a key service in total patient care.
When lives are in the balance and uncertainty overcomes a person - a kind word, a gentle touch, a whispered prayer, or an empathic presence can soothe a patient’s soul and bring value to the healing process. During such moments, chaplains offer critically needed spiritual and emotional support, ministering to patients, their families and medical staff through unconditional love, sacrifice and service.
On Saturdays, in-patients are welcome to participate in the Sabbath service especially organized for them  at both location Groot Davelaar and location Damacor from 10:00 to 10:30.a.m.
It is our mission and pleasure to provide spiritual and emotional care with Christian compassion and thoughtful service.  Our chaplain is on-call 24 hours a day and seven days a week.  Ask your nurse for assistance or call the hospital operator and ask for the chaplain.

When Should I Call a Chaplain?
You and or your family may request a visit from the chaplain at any time during your stay. Call us for spiritual and emotional support when a patient is distressed, when family members are concerned or at other stressful times. 
Should you prefer your own spiritual leader to attend to your spiritual needs while you are with us our chaplaincy department will gladly assist you with this.
We will assist you in keeping in touch with your faith during this period.
Our Services Include:
Bedside visits and prayers
Spiritual guidance, counseling and crisis ministry
Referral to community clergy when appropriate
Grief support groups
Assisting visiting clergy or other pastoral visitors
Conducting worship and devotion services
PRAYER REQUEST
"I apppear to be lying at the bottom of a very deep dark hole. That seems to be a familiar concept, what does it remind me of? Ah, I remember - life!"
This is a line from a paranoid android named Marvin in the sci-fi classic "A Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy." And, to a certain extent, he's right. Life is hard. It's very hard. But if we choose to trust in God, life becomes more than the bottom of a very deep, dark, somewhat scary hole. With God, you can have hope. You can be free from whatever worries you or what is pushing you down in that dark hole. 
 
The Bible says “we should not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, we should present our requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:5-6 
If you'd like us to pray for you, please write your prayer request below. You can even be completely anonymous if you want to. We'll gladly pray for you and your need. And keep in mind: Jesus knows who you are and He loves you, no matter who you are, or what the history of your life is or has been. In Jesus there is always hope. God bless you.
 
"And even though I'm walking though the valley of the shadow, I will hold tight to the hand of Him whose love will comfort me. And when all hope is gone and I've been wounded in the battle, He is all the strength that I will ever need, He will carry me." 
- Mark Schultz