Spiritual Care

The spiritual care team at CVMC is available weekdays to support patients, their families and friends, and hospital staff.

The spiritual care team at CVMC is available weekdays to support patients, their families and friends, and hospital staff.

 A chaplain is a spiritual care professional who is clinically trained to assess and address the emotional and spiritual needs of people from all faith traditions and no faith tradition, agnostics, atheists, and those who don’t identify with the term spiritual. A chaplain respects all beliefs and values and helps people find meaning and comfort by enabling them to identify and draw upon their own sources of inner strength. Many find comfort in simply connecting with someone who has the time to listen.

Clergy and faith leaders are available to visit the hospital to offer prayers and rituals. If you would like a clergy visit, please ask your nurse or chaplain.

Religious texts and nonsectarian inspirational writings, poetry, and stories, as well as rosaries, Shabbat candles, and prayer rugs, are available upon request. Ask your nurse or phone the chaplain at 802-371-4376.

 

 

Our Chaplain

CVMC Chaplain Patsy Fortney

Patsy Fortney is a credentialed chaplain through the Spiritual Care Association. She is a graduate of the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She has worked as a dreamwork counselor and is a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care counselor. She has a special interest in how we live with grief, trauma, and death and dying. When she is not providing spiritual care, she can often be found wandering around outside, sitting by a river, or walking up a mountain.

 

Central Vermont Medical Center campus

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care
130 Fisher Road
Berlin, VT 05602

The CVMC Chapel is located on the 2nd Floor near elevators.

Hours

Our chaplain is available weekdays.
Contact the chaplain to arrange a visit with clergy and other faith leaders.

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