Spirituality at Riverside
In keeping with our philosophy that proper health care treatment is achieved by meeting the needs of the total person, Riverside Medical Center has established a pastoral care program. This program was designed to enhance and strengthen the spiritual needs of our patients adding to the effectiveness of their care. On-staff clergy are available to talk with patients and conduct ecumenical services regularly. When requested, Riverside can also refer patients, family members, and friends to outside clergy sources.
The All Faiths Chapel is open 24-hours a day for meditation and prayer. It is located on the main floor of Riverside Medical Center next to the Surgical Waiting Area across from the coffee shop. Riverside also provides a Memorial Service to honor loved ones. These services are held in March, July and November. In addition to the All Faiths Chapel, the healing garden at Riverside Medical Center offers patients and visitors a beautiful and tranquil environment as well as an alternative to the traditional ways of worship.
For more information about Riverside pastoral care program, please call Chaplain Marsha Collins at 815.935.7256 extension 4960 or Marsha-Collins@RiversideHealthCare.net.