The Future of UAB Pastoral Care – Building Bridges

The future of medicine in the U.S. is to support the patient in the:

Hospital (Inpatient Care); Clinic (Doctor’s office); and at Home (Community Care)

Pastoral Care needs to evolve and reflect this broadened model. You may have access to the best medical care in the hospital, but a bridge is needed to an outpatient […]

Chaplain Michael Horwitz To Join UAB Pastoral Care

Dear Members of the UAB Medicine community,

Michael Horwitz

I want to welcome Michael Horwitz as our newest Staff Chaplain at UAB Pastoral Care and UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 23, 2013.

Michael has just completed a Residency as a Chaplain with Bon Secours Hampton […]

Summer Webinars

Summer Webinars

web·i·nar: a Web-based seminar that is transmitted live over the Web.

The Association for Professional Chaplains offers wonderful opportunities for continuing education through webinars for persons who want to learn more about providing pastoral or spiritual care to persons with healthcare issues.

You are invited to join our UAB Pastoral Care Team […]

CBS 42 Covers “Ashes to Go” at UAB

See CBS 42 coverage last night of our #AshestoGo at UAB Hospital. Our Chaplains partnered with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Birmingham to make this happen. Over 200 persons asked for ashes on their foreheads as preparation begins for Easter in 40 days.

 

Ashes to Go – Wednesday, February 13, 2013

UAB Pastoral Care is sponsoring “Ashes to Go” in the North Pavilion from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.

“Ashes to Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day. It’s a simple event with deep meaning, drawing […]

Learn with UAB Chaplains

Upcoming Webinars

web·i·nar: a Web-based seminar that is transmitted live over the Web.

You are invited to join our UAB Pastoral Care Team as we gather for these live webinars. These learning opportunities are offered at no charge, and no reservations are needed.

Webinars are open to anyone in the hospital or community, professionals […]

In Times Like This

As a Chaplain in a Level One Trauma Center with approximately 1,140 beds, and an outpatient clinic that sees 1,500 persons daily, we see a lot of miracles every day.

People have surgeries of every kind here, others participate in specialized treatments, and still others receive life-giving medicine. Hopefully all receive care and compassion from […]

Thanks to Danny Watkins

This thank you was sent to UAB Pastoral Care on June 3, 2012:

“In SICU we often have patients and families in great distress. Thank you to Danny Watkins for his support to the patients, families and the SICU staff. Danny is a kind person and is appreciated in the SICU.”

Thanks Danny!

A Chaplain Intern’s Prayer

Jonathan Chesney

Tomorrow, June 2, 2012 from 8am-8pm, I head to my first solo OnCall as a chaplain intern at UAB Hospital. 1,100ish beds, 1.4 million square feet, 60-some units, and Alabama’s only level-1 Trauma unit.

I’ll be there to provide pastoral care, as needed and as the Spirit moves, for all of […]

Webinar – March 22 at 1pm – Disenfranchised Grief

The Association for Professional Chaplains offers wonderful opportunities for continuing education through webinars for persons who want to learn more about providing pastoral or spiritual care to persons with healthcare issues.

You are invited to join our UAB Pastoral Care Team as we gather for these live webinars. These learning opportunities are offered at no […]