Chaplains at Reading Hospital provide spiritual care and counseling to patients and families of all ages.
The Department of Spiritual Care routinely receives referrals from doctors, nurses, other clinical service providers, clergy, patients, and family members.
The Department of Spiritual Care is located at Reading Hospital on R1, adjacent to R-Building elevators. To contact a chaplain, call 484-628-8210, or simply call 484-628-8000 and the hospital operator will assist you.
The Department’s pastoral care philosophy rests on the principle that the care of the whole person – body, mind, and spirit – is integral to health and healing. In fulfillment of its vision, the Department works to:
- Promote awareness and sensitivity to the spiritual aspects of health and healing
- Coordinate spiritual care efforts on the part of Hospital staff and community organizations
- Improve the quality of spiritual services available to those hospitalized at Reading Hospital
|Rev. Thomas S. Adil, MDiv, LPC||Director|
|Lori Boepple||Administrative Assistant|
|Rev. Liesel Ackley, MDiv||Senior Chaplain|
|Pat George Felix||Chaplain|
|Kevin Grandberry, MDiv||Chaplain|
|Rev. David Troxler, MA||Chaplain|
|Haydn McLean, MDiv, BC||PRN Chaplain|
|Rev. Susan Iliff, MDiv||Chaplain|
|Rev. Rebecca Knox, MDiv||Chaplain|
|Jonathan Landis, MDiv||PRN Chaplain|
|Rev. Ty McMillan, Th.D||PRN Chaplain|
|William Buelow, MA, D.Min||Chaplain|
|Stephanie Arentz, Pastoral Minister||PRN Chaplain|
|Fr. John Hutta, MDiv||Roman Catholic Chaplain|
Reading Hospital Chaplaincy (as it was then known) began in 1978 as a cooperative effort between the hospital and the Greater Reading Council of Churches. The program began with a single chaplain; however, as demands increased the need for a larger program became apparent.
In 1990, the hospital established the Department of Chaplaincy Services with the charge to build an integrated chaplaincy program that would assure the availability of high-quality spiritual care through the joint efforts of visiting clergy, volunteer chaplains, and other professional and chaplaincy staff. The name was changed to The Department of Spiritual Care in 2013.