Chaplain Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A hospital chaplain can serve as a pastoral presence. They provide spiritual connections and can help patients make a connection with their individual faith. Chaplains can provide emotional support for patients and their family members during difficult times.
A hospital chaplain can also serve as a liaison between hospital staff and families during a crisis and can serve as a mediator during a difficult situation.
A chaplain can reached Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 816-792-7026. If you would like to reach the chaplain after business hours, contact the hospital operator at 816-781-7200.
H.I. Hester Memorial Chapel is located just to the west of the main hospital lobby. It is a place for meditation, prayer and worship and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to patients and visitors.
An interfaith-ecumenical worship service offers traditional Christian hymns and is held in the chapel every Sunday at 9 a.m. The service can also be viewed on channel two of the hospital television system. Other special worship services are held in the chapel throughout the year.