The Union Hospital Chaplain's Office is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of patients and their families. From visits by one of our volunteer chaplains or room visitors to the availability of devotional materials and Bibles, we want to provide comfort and support to your mind and spirit while your body heals. While we are always just a phone call away, you will find Chaplain's Office representatives stationed near our Emergency Room and the Intensive Care waiting areas.
If you indicate a church affiliation to one of our room visitors, we will contact your church regarding your hospitalization. Your clergy is always welcome to visit. The Robert Westrup Memorial Chapel, located on the lower level of Union Hospital East, is always open for prayer or quiet meditation. While you are in the chapel, feel free to write prayer requests in our prayer book. We have a network of volunteers and employees who will pray for your need. Catholic patients who would like to receive daily communion need to notify our office. Various parishes have communion ministers who visit the hospital and could accommodate your request. Please contact us if you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick.
The Chaplain's Fund is available to any patient who needs financial assistance, such as paying for meal tickets for family members during their loved one's stay, prescription medications, gasoline for patients to go home after their hospital stay, gasoline for parents to visit their child in the hospital, clothes for patients whose clothes have been damaged, layette items or taxi fares. For assistance, please contact the Chaplain's Office.
Our volunteer chaplains officiate at services commemorating the following holidays -- Good Friday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Mass. These services begin at noon in the Robert Westrup Memorial Chapel located on the Lower Level of Union Hospital East. Patients and visitors are always welcome!
Special Events and Luncheons
- Chaplain's Office Informational Luncheon
- Veteran's Day
- Mary Ann Craig Award
- Spirituality and Health Conference
- Memorial Service
How to contact us
The Chaplain's Office is located on the Lower Level of Union Hospital East just past the Gift Shop. Our hours are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. After business hours, a chaplain can be reached at any time by calling the hospital operator at (812) 238-7000 and asking for beeper 462-0575. Please enjoy this video featuring former hospital chaplain Rev. Neva McFarland.