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The services in Spiritual Care focus on caring for the whole person in a broad way that attempts to meet the diverse spiritual needs of those we serve. All the services listed below can be arranged by calling Department of Spiritual Care at 315 464-4687.

    One patient who was terminally ill said, 'Through art I have learned to live although I know am dying." A variety of art forms from drawing, painting or coloring predesigned mandalas (sacred circles) have helped patients feel less stressed and more at peace. The manual Art and Spirituality PDF document is available along with art supplies upon request.
    These 'love covers' have been sewn with love and prayers by volunteers from local congregations and other community groups. They are distributed to patients on request.
  • CHOIR:
    Members of the staff and volunteers travel through the hospital once a week, as well as on special occasions, singing for patients and families at the bedside.
    Certified Music Practitioners are available to play at the bedside offering comfort and relaxation. For more information, visit the Music for Healing and Transition Program website.
  • REIKI:
    Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Reiki practitioners are available to those on request.

Arts & Health Alliance

We are part of a larger movement to integrate Arts in healthcare through Global Alliance for Arts and Health External link. This is a diverse, multidisciplinary organization dedicated to transforming the healthcare experience by connecting people with the power of the arts at key moments in their lives.

HealthLink on Air Radio Show

Compassionate Rounds for Healthcare Providers

Rev. Virginia Lawson, PhD,
talks about a new program coming to Upstate called the Schwartz Compassionate Rounds External link, designed to promote the importance of healthcarte professionals listening to one another to enhance patient care.