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Sutter Solano Medical Center Dedicates Refurbished Chapel

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Sutter Solano Medical Center | 0 comments

VALLEJO – Employees, managers, administrators and physicians gathered to dedicate Sutter Solano Medical Center’s refurbished chapel on Monday in a formal ceremony.

Sutter Solano Medical Center’s chapel is open to patients, their families, staff and physicians who seek reflection during what can be a stressful time in the hospital.

Sutter Solano Medical Center’s chapel is open to patients, their families, staff and physicians who seek reflection during what can be a stressful time in the hospital.

The 415-square-foot chapel is the concluding piece of an overall hospital enhancement project that began in May 2015.

“The chapel and our spiritual care program are very important elements to our hospital,” said John Boyd, CEO, Sutter Solano Medical Center. “We are excited to offer this beautiful space to our patients, their loved ones and our staff to help them find solace during a difficult time.”

The chapel has been designed to nurture spiritual practices to help the hospital’s visitors and employees cope with the ongoing stress of the hospital environment. The room has been arranged by Sutter Solano’s chaplains to accommodate the diverse spiritual practices of the community.

Lisa Nordlander, director, spiritual care services, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Helen Hobart, chaplain, Sutter Center for Psychiatry, conducted the ceremony and welcomed employees throughout the afternoon for a blessing of the hands.

“Our hope is that this space will serve the needs of patients, families and employees from diverse spiritual and religious traditions,” Norlander said. “We invited persons from a variety of departments to share in our blessing of this space. This room will continue to offer us a tangible reminder of the hospital’s commitment to meeting the spiritual and emotional needs of our patients and employees.”

Kamlesh Chandra, pharmacy tech, Sutter Solano Medical Center, participates in the pouring of the colored sand ceremony during the Sutter Solano Medical Center chapel dedication Monday.

Kamlesh Chandra, pharmacy tech, Sutter Solano Medical Center, participates in the pouring of the colored sand ceremony during the Sutter Solano Medical Center chapel dedication Monday.

During Monday’s ceremony, attendees participated in a blessing of the hands as well as a colored-sand ceremony. Staff were invited throughout the afternoon to visit the chapel to receive a blessing of the hands from the chaplains.

“This chapel is so important to our staff,” said Marguerite Bradley, pharmacy technician, Sutter Solano Medical Center. “When we see that our patients’ families are grieving or need a place to go, we can tell them to come here. It will also be a nice place for staff to come as well.”

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Sutter Solano Medical Center | 0 comments