Thank You to Our Chaplains

Chaplains Kate Valentine and Cynthia Danals for serving as interim chaplains at Medina Hospital. Kate was with us from December 2009 until August. Cynthia joined Kate in late January 2010. Chaplain Robin Schreiber for providing interim coverage at Fairview Hospital from April to September 2010. Robin has now done four interims for LCS in the […]

LCS Welcomes New Chaplain Tricia Gilbert

The newest LCS chaplain is Tricia Gilbert who joined the Pastoral Care Department at Fairview Hospital as a staff chaplain on September 13. Tricia brings a variety of professional experience to her new ministry. She served as a pastor for a three point parish in rural Minnesota, a chaplain in the US Army in various […]

University Hospitals On-call Program

This July marks the second anniversary of the establishment of an on-call chaplain program at University Hospitals in Cleveland to provide access to pastoral care for nights, weekends, and holidays. UH asked Chaplain Harry Werner and Chaplain Partnership to create the program based on best practices elsewhere, hire the chaplains, and oversee their work as […]

Lakewood and Fairview Merge Pastoral Care Departments

Change is in the air in the Pastoral Care Departments at Fairview and Lakewood Hospitals this year. After serving as Coordinator of Pastoral Care at Fairview Hospital for 11 years, Chaplain Charles Terrell resigned in early March to move to North Carolina. He is now the Director of Pastoral Care at Cape Fear Valley Health […]

Chaplain Mulba Borsay Approved for APC Certification

Chaplain Mulba Borsay was approved for board certification with the Association of Professional Chaplains in late January. His certification was recognized at the annual conference of the APC in April. In his 4 years as the Chaplain at Huron Hospital in East Cleveland, Borsay has become an integral member of the Palliative Care team and […]

Chaplain Don Rice Called to Serve in Dover

After serving as the Chaplain at St. Luke Lutheran Community in North Canton for over 7 years, Chaplain Don Rice has been called to serve as Pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dover, Ohio. Rice began his new call on May 16th and was installed on June 20th.

Chaplain Rob Shores Retires

Chaplain Rob Shores retired from his position as Director of Spiritual Care at Medina Hospital in early March. During the search for a new Director, Chaplain Kate Valentine has been serving as part-time Interim Director. Chaplain Cynthia Danals has been serving as a part-time staff Chaplain.

Juvenile Detention Center Honors Chaplain Ralph Hughley

The staff of the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center presented Chaplain Ralph Hughley with a plaque at the Christmas dinner for the residents held on December 15th. Chaplain Hughley was recognized for the 17 years that he has organized the dinner with the help of many area churches and individuals who donate food and serve […]

LCS Provides Valuable Service: Continuing Education

When our chaplains are asked what they value most about being connected to LCS, our outstanding continuing education opportunities usually top the list. Finding continuing education offerings that are both applicable and affordable to chaplains can be a challenge. That is one reason why every staff meeting includes a component of continuing education. The topics […]

Chaplain Kathleen Kolbe Re-Certified

In December 2009, Chaplain Kathleen Kolbe was re-certified as a chaplain through the National Association of Catholic Chaplains. Kolbe serves as a chaplain at MetroHealth Medical Center in a pediatric unit, two surgical intensive care units, stroke rehab, brain injury rehab, general medicine unit and outpatient oncology. She also ministers in MetroHealth’s long term care […]