The Pastoral Care services offered at Bethesda North and Good Samaritan hospitals integrate spiritual health with clinical care. Our pastoral care departments provide:
- On-call chaplains, available 24 hours a day, every day
- Liaison with the patient's faith community, as appropriate
- Regular Catholic and Ecumenical services
- Daily Eucharistic ministry provided to Catholic patients, as well as other sacraments that are administered upon request
- Bereavement groups and individual grief consultations
- Pastoral and community-based ministry education programs
Chaplains Available for Spiritual Needs
TriHealth is sensitive to the spiritual care needs of all religious backgrounds and provides an inclusive ministry to people of many different religious groups. Our chaplains are assigned to each nursing unit of both hospitals and are available to patients, family and staff. Chaplains are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure that spiritual care is available as needed.
Religious leaders are welcome to visit members of their faith communities. Upon request, pastoral care administrators will contact your religious leader or faith community to inform them of your hospitalization or religious needs. Pastoral services for critical needs may also be provided at Good Samaritan Western Ridge and Bethesda Arrow Springs.
Regular Worship Services
The chapels at Bethesda North and Good Samaritan hospitals hold regular worship services available to patients, family and staff. The chapels are open daily for prayer and meditation, and are often used for special events, prayer services, or to celebrate religious holidays. All services are televised on the hospital's closed-circuit television system, enabling patients to watch them from the comfort of their hospital bed.
Schedule of Services
Bethesda North Hospital
|Catholic Mass: 11:30 a.m. Fridays
Ecumenical Service: 10 a.m. Sundays
Good Samaritan Hospital
|Catholic Mass: 10 a.m. Sundays
11:30 a.m. daily Monday through Thursday
Bethesda North offers emotional and spiritual guidance for adults through a series of grief support groups facilitated by a certified chaplain with additional training in bereavement facilitation. These groups meet three times a year for a period of seven weeks. Individual grief consultations are also provided throughout the year.
TriHealth offers both professional and community-based ministry education programs for those looking to gain more knowledge in spiritual guidance.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Good Samaritan offers a program of Clinical Pastoral Education accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education. In general, programs of Clinical Pastoral Education are available to those who have both completed a bachelor's degree and are working toward or have already earned a master's degree in theology. Course information:
- 400 hours per a continuing professional education (CPE) unit
- Offered three times a year, during the spring, summer and fall
- Not a residency
- $500 tuition
- CPE application
Ministry Education Program
Bethesda North offers a community-based ministry education program for those who would like to learn how to be better caregivers in their community. Participants receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program and are eligible to volunteer in the pastoral care departments at Good Samaritan and Bethesda North. Course information:
- 10-week program
- Offered at various times throughout the year.
- No pre-requisites required — all are welcome
- No cost to participants
- Contact Bethesda Pastoral Care 513 865 1175 for details and enrollment information