Duke Regional Hospital chaplains offer spiritual care, counseling, and emotional support to our patients, and families. The pastoral care department also offers the following services:
Spiritual assessment, intervention, comfort, and nurturing
Facilitation and support of religious practices of all faiths and spiritual paths
Advocacy for patients and staff
Collaboration with all members of the healthcare team
Consultations on advance directives, end-of-life decisions, and ethical issues
Development of relationships with multi-faith leaders in the community who offer referral-based spiritual and religious support.
To request a visit on weekdays, ask your nurse to page the chaplain, or call the pastoral care office at 919-470-5363 and request a visit from the chaplain. During evenings and weekends, a nurse can page the on-call chaplain when a visit is desired.
Duke Regional Hospital’s chapel is a sacred space in the lobby at the main entrance of the hospital. It is open for prayer, meditation, and reflection for persons of all faiths, as well as for regularly scheduled services. An ecumenical Christian service is held each Tuesday from 1:00 pm. to 1:30 pm. If you have questions about the chapel, services, or pastoral care call 919-470-5363.
Duke Regional Hospital is recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality by the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index. Because we are part of the larger Duke University Health System, our LGBTQ+ identified patients gain access to all of Duke’s unique LGBTQ+ support resources.