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.
The Department of Pastoral Care is staffed by the Rev. Michael S. Bell,
an Episcopal priest who serves as department director; Sister Yolanda
Vega, from the Roman Catholic religious order Sisters of Social Service;
the Reverend Jana Milhon-Martin, an Episcopal priest who serves as our
Supervisor-in-Training for Clinical Pastoral Education; and two lay Roman
Catholic chaplains, Symeon Yee and Leticia Delgado. Additionally, an Episcopal
deacon, the Rev. Robert Sammis, is at the hospital weekly to visit patients.
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.