What Is Pastoral Care?
The Pastoral Care department at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is comprised of a hospital staff chaplain, chaplain associates and pastoral care volunteers who together provide for the emotional and spiritual needs of patients, family members and staff.
The Pastoral Care Department is available to share an encouraging and supportive word of faith in a time of need, pray with you, listen to you when you feel lonely or depressed, counsel you in time of crisis or provide support after the loss of a loved one.
The Chaplain and associates can also assist in seeking information to help you understand your medical circumstances. The staff is also available to aid in accessing religious/spiritual beliefs, attitudes and practices in support of your recovery and assist with issues such as life, death, suffering and dependency.
The Chaplain can also contact your pastor or church leader or connect you with support from outside the hospital.
The Pastoral Care Department attends to the religious needs of patients by responding to requests for prayer, confession, baptism and other sacraments and perform rituals as requested by patients, families and hospital staff.
Pastoral Care at Memorial Hospital is provided for people of all faiths, ethnic background and race.
Use of the Chapel
The Chapel at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is open and available to all patients, families and staff. The chapel is an ideal place for sanctuary, to refocus, to find a sense of place, to pray, meditate or just be alone with your thoughts.
The chapel is located on the first floor in the hall past the center elevators. Please turn right past the elevators and the chapel is the third door on your left.
Pastoral Care Chaplain
David Wolfe is board certified by the College of Chaplains, he completed his residency at North Carolina Baptist Hospital and has over 20 years pastoral and chaplaincy experience.
Chaplain Wolfe believes a chaplain's role is to walk alongside patients, families and friends
in times of crisis and provide spiritual support.
His key values are to be accessible and available and to create an atmosphere of religious community among patients, families and Memorial Hospital staff. Chaplain Wolfe works with local churches to provide for their members the best possible pastoral care and supports pastors as they serve their faith community.