We understand the importance of spiritual faith in the lives of many of our patients. We believe in total patient care, and Pastoral Services can provide spiritual and religious care for patients, families, caregivers, visitors and staff throughout Self Regional Healthcare.
2011 – 2012 SRH CPE Residents (left to right): Steve Lemons (CPE Supervisor), Susan Wills, Richard Cain, Martha Toney, Rick Hendricks, Jefferson Otwell, Cindy Thorpe (Staff Chaplain), and Debbie Culbreth (Secretary).
The chaplains of Self Regional are clergy and laypeople of several faiths who have received intensive training in providing ministry in the healthcare setting. Respect for spiritual or religious preferences of patients and families are a key principle in their practice.
Chaplains reach across faith group boundaries and do not proselytize. They have a working knowledge of healthcare and understand the impact illness can have on the emotional and spiritual lives of patients and their loved ones. Chaplains encourage and support patients, families and healthcare professionals to draw on their own religious and spiritual resources to maintain hope, uphold human dignity, and address questions of meaning in the face of crisis or chronic suffering.
Chaplaincy services we provide
The hospital chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital near the lobby area. The chapel is open 24 hours a day for meditation, prayer or quiet reflection.
If you would like to submit a prayer request to the chaplaincy staff, you may enter a prayer in the Chapel Prayer Book. Prayers are read during our morning staff meeting. Prayer requests may be submitted directly to (864) 725-4158.
Scriptures and devotional literature from a variety of traditions are available upon request from the Chaplaincy Office.
If you would like to know more about the pastoral education program, click here.
The Clergy Staff is an organization of ordained or properly authorized ministers of a duly constituted religious body serving Greenwood County or surrounding counties served by Self Regional Healthcare. If you would like to know more about the Clergy Staff, click here.
The Rev. Stephen A. Lemons
Director of Pastoral Services
Self Regional Healthcare
1325 Spring Street
Greenwood, SC 29646