Augusta Health offers chaplaincy services, designed to meet the religious and spiritual needs of patients, and patient’s families while in the hospital. Our chaplaincy services team consists of Augusta Health team members, contract chaplains, students, and volunteer chaplains. Each of these spiritual care providers have been trained to be a part of the interdisciplinary team providing care to the whole person.

The mission of Chaplaincy Services is to provide clinical spiritual care to all people regardless of race, culture, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, sexual identification or financial status in order to promote health and improve well-being to patients, patient families, and Augusta Health team members. The method of providing Chaplaincy Services is to honor and respect all belief systems and the individual conviction of others by seeking to facilitate what they determine is meaningful and purposeful for them.

How to contact a Chaplain

  • Non-Emergency and Emergency Visits during the day, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
    Call the Chaplain Office Phone 540-332-4744, Extension 4744, or ask your Nurse to contact the Chaplain for you.
  • Non-Emergency Visits after 4:00pm Monday through Friday
    Call the Chaplain office and leave a message with your name and room number or have the Nurse to contact and leave a message requesting a Chaplain visit.
  • Emergency Visits after 4:00pm, Monday through Friday
    Other clinicians are available, please let your Nurse know and they will contact them for you.
  • Weekend Chaplain Needs
    Contact a nurse and they will contact the chaplain. A Chaplain is available for emergency spiritual care needs (needs that are immediate and cannot wait until the end of the weekend) at any time day or night from Saturday 8:00am until Monday 8:00am.

The Bonin Family Meditation Room

The Bonin Family Meditation Room (formerly the Sandra Bonin Anderson Chapel) has been renovated. It is a welcoming space to people of all faiths, beliefs, and spirituality. The renovation was made possible through generous support of donors to the Augusta Health Foundation, including the Bonin Family, Martin Lightsey, and many Bonin family friends.

Donors were invited to a dedication on May 2. The beautiful, calming space will be a place of reflection, respite and comfort for patients, families, visitors, and Augusta Health team members.

Please visit the Meditation Room when you need to find the moment of peace in your day or just to pause and reflect. It’s located on the 2nd floor of the main hospital, near the surgery waiting space.