We in the Pastoral Care department at Abington Memorial Hospital are deeply committed to caring for the whole patient, which includes attending to diverse spiritual, cultural and religious needs of patients, families and staff.
- Holy Communion is distributed every Sunday morning for Catholic patients.
- Challah bread is distributed to Jewish patients each Friday by volunteers from the Jewish Family and Children Services
- Prayer mats for Muslim patients, families and staff are available in the back closet of the Harbison Memorial Chapel. These mats are to remain in the chapel.
- An interfaith calendar is posted outside the Harbison Chapel each month, and also distributed to hospital staff via the pastoral services newsletter “Spiritual Care Notes”
A community clergy office is located on the second floor of the Widener building adjacent to the main elevators. Visiting community clergy can obtain a list of their members from the clergy office.
Clergy hospital identification badges can be obtained for community clergy who frequently visit AMH by visiting the pastoral care office weekdays from 730a-4p and presenting identification and church affiliation information. This completed form can be presented to the security office for in the Elkins Buidling and receive the badge which includes parking information. A community clergy identification badge can then be obtained by taking this form to the parking office located on the ground floor of the Elkins building.
Several parking spaces specifically reserved for clergy are located in front of the Elkins entrance to the hospital. For information regarding other suggested parking arrangements, please contact the Pastoral Care office at 215-481-2700.