Spiritual Support services are available to GBMC patients and their families of all faiths and backgrounds. On many of the inpatient units, members of the Spiritual Support team will visit patients soon after their admission. If the patient wishes, regular visits can be scheduled throughout the patient's hospital stay. Additional support is always available upon request as well.
GBMC provides a number of diverse worship opportunities in its unique Chapel, located near the Main Lobby, which is open 24-hours-a-day for private and devotional prayer. For those unable to come to the Chapel, prayer services and concerts are televised live to patient rooms over the hospital's Spiritual Channel 3.
Spiritual Support Services also offers numerous opportunities for volunteering and community outreach in many forms. Its Center for Spiritual Support Training (CSST) offers specialized training to community clergy and lay leadership in the tools needed for effective ministry to the sick.
Incorporated in 1965, GBMC HealthCare consolidated the operations of two specialty Baltimore hospitals: The Hospital for the Women of Maryland, of Baltimore City and Presbyterian Eye, Ear and Throat Charity Hospital. In continuing with the heritage of the hospital's founding, Spiritual Support Services at GBMC is committed to fostering relationships with all congregations, keeping in mind the rich religious traditions of the greater Baltimore community.
Spiritual Support Services In the News
- Listen to Part 1 of a WPOC radio interview with Chaplain Joe Hart and Reverend Caroline Stewart.
- Listen to Part 2 of a WPOC radio interview with Chaplain Joe Hart and Reverend Caroline Stewart.
- Read an article featuring GBMC's unique chapel in the Stained Glass Quarterly.
- Read an article by Chaplain Joe Hart entitled "3 Ways Music Helps the Hospital's Environment".