Spiritual Care Services
Working in partnership with VMC's healthcare providers, Spiritual Care Services ensures that patients have the emotional and spiritual support they desire when they need it—in accordance with the patient’s expressed desires for care. We also partner with community resources to provide a greater level of comfort, strength and solace to those directly or indirectly affected by illness or injury.
Our Code of Ethics guides us in offering compassionate support. We will never preach or prophesize on any topic religious, spiritual, humanist or secular. We offer warm, open-hearted welcome to our patients and families.
The Spiritual Care Team
If you find yourself in need of emotional or spiritual support during your stay at Valley Medical Center, our Spiritual Care Team is available, any time of the day or night. We provide patients and families with skilled counsel during what may be a challenging time. We can also help put you in contact with your pastor, faith community, spiritual or secular support network.
The Chaplain is available weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. Should you need emergency support at night or during the weekend, local on-call staff is available. If you would like a visit, please let your nurse know or call 425.228.3440, ext. 5859. You may also contact the Chaplain by email.
Information about Spiritual Care Services is also available on the GetWellNetwork, VMC's interactive system, accessible via TVs in all patient rooms. Simply use the wireless keyboard or mouse to surf to My Stay and click Spiritual Care Services to review a full menu of events, news, healing videos and other resources available at Valley Medical Center.
GetWellNetwork (GWN) is a wonderful resource. Make use of it during your stay. Ask your physician a question. Review your medication and post-operative treatment instructions. Contact your nurse or quickly alert your care staff if your comfort level decreases. You can even stay in touch with the outside world by surfing the Web, or logging into a hosted email service.
Spiritual Care Rounds
Spiritual Care Rounds take place daily in the mornings and afternoon, each weekday, year round. Our hospital Chaplain, Volunteer Chaplains and Volunteer Clergy, circulate throughout the main hospital to offer support, companionship and counsel.