Office of Pastoral Care
At Good Samaritan Hospital we recognize the importance of spirituality,
sense of sacredness, and religious identity and practice in health and
healing. The Department of Pastoral Care is a resource for spiritual counsel
and religious observance for all patients no matter their age, race, ethnicity,
national origin, language, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
religion, or spiritual beliefs.
The Reverend Michael S. Bell, an Episcopal priest, is director of the Department
of Pastoral Care. His full-time colleagues are Sister Yolanda Vega, a
Spanish-speaking Catholic religious (Sisters of Social Service), and The
Reverend Dr. Ronald David, an Episcopal priest. We have volunteer Korean-speaking
chaplains who are available to minister Korean patients in particular
as well as pastoral interns from a variety of religious backgrounds.
To request pastoral counsel or to receive religious services and/or sacraments
contact our team at (213) 482-2739. From within the hospital dial extension
2739 directly. Sister Yolanda can be reached at (213) 482-2755; and the
Reverend Ronald David can be reached at (213) 482 2736. For evening or
on weekend emergencies please contact the Nursing Staff Office at (213) 977 2085.