Sampson Regional’s Volunteer Services Department begins the year with the addition of nine new chaplains on the Spiritual Care team. This ever-growing program is seeking for even more new faces as the year continues. “We are pleased with the growth of the Spiritual Care team and look forward to adding more chaplains to serve the patients of SampsonRMC,” stated Judy Naylor, Director of Volunteer Services. The Spiritual Care team is made up of chaplains from all denominations who are willing to take call for a 24 hour period at least one day per month. “Having a dedicated team of chaplains allows us to provide Spiritual Care services to patients and visitors who may request a visit during their time at SampsonRMC.” Chaplains seeking to volunteer must be ordained, and being CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) certified is a plus, but is not a requirement. “We are looking individuals who have a desire to make difference in the lives of patients at SampsonRMC,” Naylor added.
Spiritual Care at Sampson Regional Medical Center is an important aspect to the overall care of patients and provides an extension to the medical care team. Spiritual Care can often provide families comfort during tragedy or be a support system for patients requesting a visit. For more information on Spiritual Care or other volunteer opportunities at SampsonRMC, contact Judy Naylor, Director of Volunteer Services at 910-592-8511, ext. 8563 or firstname.lastname@example.org.