Spiritual Care Services
Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital seeks to provide spiritual care to patients of all faiths through the Spiritual Care Program. The spiritual care team consists of two people: Deacon Robert Mack visits and provides the Eucharist to Catholic patients several times a week and the Rev. Joan Brown who visits any patient who requests spiritual care support. She is in the hospital four days a week and insures on call coverage 24 hours a day to meet emergency needs.
G-SACH opens its doors to area ordained ministers, deacons and trained lay leaders to provide members of their congregations comfort and care as they convalesce at the hospital. This relationship with local clergy provides a sense of peace and well-being for the patients while they are hospitalized, along with the physical wellness and continuum of care that G-SACH medical services provide.
G-SACH looks not only to provide patients with the best quality of healthcare available, but also seeks to reach out to those who believe in the power of prayer in the healing process.
A noon time prayer service is held Monday through Friday at noon in the Emily Rosini Spiritual Center. This is a short, 5-10 minute prayer service in which we pray for our patients, staff, and other concerns the participants might have at the time. The service is led by either Rev. Brown, Deacon Mack, or other members of the hospital staff. All employees, visitors, and patients are welcome to attend.
The Emily Rosini Spiritual Center is located in the main lobby of the hospital on the left after you go through the second set of doors. The center was a gift of the Rosini family in memory of their wife/mother, Emily, after her death. It is a quiet, peaceful place where one can go to find respite from the burdens of the day. The Emily Rosini Spiritual Center is open 24 hours a day.
The spiritual care team seeks to provide care and comfort to all patients during their hospital stay.