No One Dies Alone

“I was called to the ICU and told that the condition of Ruth (not her real name), who was 74 years old and had been on life support for two weeks, was declining quickly. As her organs began to fail and doctors from multiple disciplines examined her, they conferred and agreed that everything that could […]

What can our spiritual care providers do to help cancer patients?

Here’s an interesting and informative article by Flora Washburn, from the Santa Maria Times on how chaplains can assist those dealing with cancer and/or other serious illnesses.  

Westlake Meal on Wheels Opens 2nd Kitchen

Westlake Meals on Wheels is thrilled to announce the opening of a second kitchen. The additional location is in the community center in Olmsted Township. The nonprofit now has the opportunity to serve homebound residents in surrounding areas. Meals are made fresh and delivered Monday through Friday. The program also serves as a daily well […]

Board of Directors

Chaplain Partnership held its annual meeting and elections on May 24. Special guest was Bishop Abraham Allende of the Northeastern Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).   The following individuals were elected as officers for 2018-2019:   President: Barbara Hoekstra (Lutheran Hospital, retired) Vice President: Megan Patton (ODA Strategy) Secretary: Geraldine J. Butler, […]

The Gift of Compassion

The act of being “present” that our chaplains provide allows others the chance to share their joys, sorrows and fears with someone who cares. Our chaplains offer the gift of compassion without the burden of prejudice. They offer themselves to the other, in the moment and alive to the present. This type of intimate connection […]

We’d love to hear your story!

Our chaplains make a difference. Whether it’s comforting the sorrowful, helping someone adjust to a scary diagnosis, offering a religious service or celebrating the birth of a child, our chaplains provide a listening, non-judgmental and supportive presence to those in need. If you’ve been ministered to by a chaplain and would care to share your story, […]

Notes from the Executive Director

I’m very pleased to welcome UH Portage Medical Center to Chaplain Partnership and thank them for the opportunity to serve their patients, their patients’ families and the hospital’s staff. I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended and supported our 10th Annual Wine Tasting Garden Party on June 22. It was an […]

News of Note

We’re very pleased to welcome two new chaplains to the Chaplain Partnership family: Chaplain Mei (Jennifer) Lam (Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation) and Chaplain Glen Johnson (UH Portage Medical Center). Chaplain Jennifer was awarded her M.Div. by Ashland Theological Seminary where she is currently pursuing her D.Min. She completed her clinical pastoral education (CPE) training at Akron’s Summa […]

President of the Board 2017 Annual Report

Dear Friends, I’m happy to report that despite a tumultuous climate in health care, Chaplain Partnership continued to hold its own over the course of the past year, and despite the loss of a major contract due to system consolidation, we continued to move our ministry forward. We were able to expand our geographical footprint […]

Amazon Prime Day is July 17 – Support Chaplain Partnership at No Extra Cost!

Amazon’s fourth-annual Prime Day is coming up on Tuesday, July 17 and will feature one-of-a-kind deals exclusively for Prime members. This is one of the biggest shopping days of the year and a great time to remember that if you use Amazon will donate to The Lutheran Chaplaincy Service of Greater Cleveland d/b/a Chaplain Partnership and […]