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Social, Spiritual, and Grief Resources

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

Our professional chaplains are committed to addressing your spiritual and emotional needs. Our mission is to provide sensitive support to you and your family during your stay here. We recognize that your struggle with illness or injury may initiate a spiritual struggle as well. We are here to walk with you through your journey—while respecting your culture, religion, value system, traditions, and faith community.

How to contact a chaplain

Ask your nurse or physician to page the on-call chaplain at 612-260-5561. A chaplain is available Monday through Friday 8 am-11 pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:30 am-9 pm. For immediate needs all other times, page the same number, and a chaplain can come within half an hour.

If you can wait, leave a message at 612-873-2260.

Spiritual Center 

The Spiritual Center is located in the Red Building, Level 2 Skyway, adjacent to the Medical Library Services. The Spiritual Center is open 24 hours a day for patients, families, and employees. The Center is a spiritual space open for people of all faiths and no faith, for prayer, meditation, and quiet time.

Spiritual and religious resources

Multi-faith resources





Islam (Sunni)

Islam (Shia)

Jehovah’s Witnesses


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender 



Social Services

Social Services

Social Services provide compassionate and individualized social work services to patients and families, promoting justice and access to services, and helpingassesses to locate resources. The social services staff assess the cultural, social/emotional, and community needs of patients to provide the appropriate intervention. They partner with community agencies and patients to offer resources, treatment plans, and long-term care.

The Social Services Department exists to address the psychosocial aspects of health care including health care access; discharge planning; safety-related to abuse, neglect, violence, and chemical health; case management and continuity of care; advocacy; grief, loss, and adjustment issues; crisis response; caregiver education and support; and patient and intern/resident education. These services are provided to all inpatient areas of the hospital, except psychiatry, and all outpatient areas except psychiatry and acute psych services (social services in those areas are provided by their own social workers).

Grief and Loss


For more information, contact the Spiritual Care at 612-873-2260.

Traumatic grief and loss

Children and traumatic loss

Pregnancy and infant loss

  • Grieving for babies guides families and professionals toward understanding grief caused by the death of a baby
  • Unspoken Grief is a safe place to share and learn about the impact of miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal loss.
  • Infants remembered in silence; a website offering support, education, and resources for parents experiencing the death of a child.
  • Infant loss support in Spanish and English, with links to local support groups

Chronic illness and loss

  • The Caring Connection; resources for chronic or serious illness; includes state-specific health care directives