Board Member Spotlight: Nancie Smith

Board member Nancie Smith has been on the LCS Board of Directors since 2005. During this time she has served as Vice President of the board, Chairperson of the Development Committee and member of the Governance Committee. Reflecting on her service to LCS, Nancie said, “Chaplains are compassionate people providing an invaluable ministry to people […]

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 […]

LCS Auxiliary Shares the Joy of Easter

Spreading the joy of Easter through the assembly of Easter Cheer packages has been one of the hallmarks of the LCS Auxiliary. This year the Auxiliary assembled over 4,100 packages that were distributed to residents of 36 area institutions including nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and the Juvenile Detention Center. This annual event was attended LCS […]

Board Member Spotlight: Lee Irving

LCS board member Lee Irving has a deep affection for the ministry of LCS and the work of chaplains. “Having a chaplain available to anyone who is in need of bodily healing from an illness or injury is a blessing, and the chaplain is a reminder to us all that we are more than just […]

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.