Pastoral Care

When facing health care challenges and needs many people turn to a belief in God or a higher power. We are here to support patients’ spiritual needs as they connect with those relationships and resources which provide them with spiritual strength. We are committed to being a place where all may experience the healing presence of God. Some reasons patients, families and staff contact a chaplain: 

  • When seeking inner strength
  • When experiencing a transition
  • When talking to another person might help
  • When seeking prayer or a prayer partner  
  • When wanting to share a faith experience 
  • When exploring ethical issues
  • When feeling anxious or upset
  • When frightened or lonely
  • When frustrated or confused
  • When grieving a loss
  • When wanting to reflect on your thankfulness
  • When exploring forgiveness
  • When seeking connections with a faith community
  • When desiring communion or another sacrament

Contact us

Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support patients, families and staff. There are three ways to get in contact with a chaplain.

  • Email: PastoralCare@alegent.org. This email account is checked daily Monday through Friday.
  • Request patient's nurse to page the chaplain.
  • Use the phone numbers below:

CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy
(402) 398-6030

CHI Health Immanuel
(402) 572-2164

CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
(712) 328-5050

CHI Health Midlands
(402) 593-3107

CHI Health Lakeside
(402) 717-8180

CHI Health St. Elizabeth
(402) 219-7394

CHI Health Nebraska Heart Hospital
(402) 328-3684

CHI Health St. Francis
(308) 398-5884

CHI Health Good Samaritan
(308) 865-7523