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Spiritual Support Services at GBMC

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.

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 has numerous opportunities for volunteering and community outreach. 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.

Chaplain (The Reverend) J. Joseph Hart, M.Div, BCC

Chaplain (The Reverend) J. Joseph Hart, M.Div, BCC

Director of Spiritual Support Services
Executive Director, GBMC Center for Spiritual Support Training

Chaplain Hart oversees the spiritual and emotional needs of GBMC's patients, families and staff. A board-certified chaplain, he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology and Health Care from Salisbury University, his Bachelor of Sacred Theology and Master of Divinity from St. Mary's Seminary and University. He continued his studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in Church Interior Design Consultation and most recently studied mind body medicine at Harvard Divinity School.

Meet the Spiritual Support Team

Our Services

Spiritual Support Services offers a multitude of services for patients and families, including:
  • On Campus Chapel
  • Spiritual/Religious Resources
  • Spiritual Care Coordination
  • Worship Opportunities
  • Patient Room Spiritual TV Channel
  • Pet Therapy
  • Music Ministry
  • Ethics Consultations
  • Advance Directive Information
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Interpretation of the Chapel's Stained Glass

Interpretation of the Chapel's Stained Glass

The two GBMC chapel windows are daring and unparalleled presentations of light which envision religious and dialogue for the 21st century...

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Our History

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.

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