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 Reverend Michael S. Bell, an Episcopal priest, is director of the Department
of Pastoral Care. His colleagues are Sister Yolanda Vega, a Spanish-speaking
sister of the Roman Catholic religious order Sisters of Social Service,
and The Reverend Jana Milhon-Martin, an Episcopal priest who serves as
our Supervisor-in-Training for Clinical Pastoral Education. Volunteer
chaplains, chaplain interns, and pastoral visitors from a variety of religious
backgrounds also 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.