Office of Pastoral Care
At Good Samaritan Hospital we recognize the importance of spirituality,
sense of sacredness, and religious identity and practice in health, healing,
and wellness. The Department of Pastoral Care is a resource for spiritual
counsel and religious observance for all staff and patients no matter
their age, race, ethnicity, national origin, language, sexual orientation,
gender identity/expression, religion, or spiritual beliefs. Though our
staff come from specific religious traditions, as chaplains we visit and
accompany all patients, families, and staff, respecting their personal
values, spiritual preferences, or religious identities.
The Department of Pastoral Care is staffed by the Rev. Michael S. Bell,
an Episcopal priest who serves as department director; the Reverend Jana
Milhon-Martin, an Episcopal priest who serves as our Supervisor for Clinical
Pastoral Education; and two bi-lingual (English-Spanish) lay Roman Catholic
chaplains, Symeon Yee and Leticia Delgado, who visit and accompany patients
and staff throughout the hospital. Additionally, an Episcopal deacon,
the Rev. Robert Sammis, is at the hospital weekly to visit with patients
and staff. This team also maintains relationships with other volunteer
chaplains, chaplain interns, and pastoral visitors from a variety of religious
backgrounds who visit with staff, patients, and families.
To request pastoral care, to receive religious services and/or sacraments,
and/or to inquire about participating in Clinical Pastoral Education,
please contact our team at (213) 482-2739. From within the hospital you
can simply dial extension 2739.