The Pastoral Care Department supports UAB Hospital Employees through one-one-one meetings as well as large and small groups tailored to your needs.


  • One-on-One: Sometimes you need to talk with someone confidentially due to life transitions in your personal or professional life.  A Chaplain is available to listen to you on your hospital unit or in our office.  You may page the On Call Chaplain by calling UAB Paging at 205-934-3411.
  • In-Service Training: A Chaplain can lead small group education sessions for your hospital unit on improving patient satisfaction in emotional and spiritual support, self-care, dealing with grief, compassion fatigue, and many other topics.  Ask the chaplain assigned to your unit, or call 205-934-4254, or email chaplains@uab.edu
  • Employee Bible Study – This Christian Bible Study is open to persons of all faiths and is called “Sacred Echo” and meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 11:30am – 12:30 pm in the Sanctuary Room which is located on the second floor of the North Pavilion walkway.  Participants can come for some or all of the hour, as prayer for attendees are the latter part of the time together.  Contact Libby Wright, UAB Employee at 996-5240 or erwright@uabmc.edu.
  • Take Ten – Guided Meditation:  Wednesdays, 12:50 pm – 100 pm.  Employees are welcome to join Elizabeth Vander Kamp from UAB Arts in Medicine in this growing group in the “Sanctuary Room” located on the 2nd Floor of the North Pavilion just down the hall from the elevators.
  • Celebration of Life Services: Since UAB is Alabama’s largest employer with over 18,000 employees, sometimes one of our co-workers dies and we want to honor them with our colleagues.  A special service can be planned that is appropriate for the situation.  Ask the chaplain assigned to your unit, or call 205-934-4254, or use the Contact Us form.


  • Schwartz Rounds — For UAB employees only.  Monthly event for emotional and spiritual self-care, lunch provided.
  • Psychosocial-Spiritual Grand Rounds — The date for the next Grand Rounds can be found here and it is from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium, no cost, no reservations are needed.  Lunch is provided.
  • Pastoral Care Webinars — A great way to learn with our professional chaplain team as we participate in the Association of Professional Chaplains’ webinar series on relevant topics of interest.