Forrest General's Pastoral Services provides pastoral visitation and counseling for all patients requesting its services. Hospitalization provides time for reflection, which often brings forth hopes and fears. This reflection is normal and can be a time for spiritual growth.
Our chaplains are dedicated to helping meet the immediate spiritual needs of our patients and their families in hopes of encouraging "holistic" recovery and positive clinical outcomes. The Pastorial Services department and our chaplains are available to all patients and family members who request spiritual care during their hospital admission. Spiritual resources are available on request, including devotional literature, "Chaplains' Corne" (which is our chaplains' newsletter for patients and employees), Gideon New Testaments and other materials.
If you are a patient in the hospital and would like to schedule a visit from one of our hospital chaplains, please call 601-288-4227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Daily Devotionals can also be heard by calling 601-288-4341.
Woullard Chapel is located at Forrest General on the first floor, directly across from the main elevators. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, and offers a place for patients, staff and visitors to meditate and pray.
Pastoral Services augments and facilitates local ministries through contemporary health care training programs, education and individual consultations. For additional information, contact the coordinator of Pastoral Services, BAWilliamson@forrestgeneral.com or call 601-288-4222.
Pastoral Services staff publishes a monthly newsletter, Chaplain's Corner, for the benefit of visitors and patients at Forrest General. To see the most recent issue of Chaplain's Corner, please click here.