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Stevenson Memorial Partners With Alliston Ministerial Churches

Stevenson Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Alliston Ministerial Churches to provide 24/7, non-denominational spiritual and chaplain support to any patients in need of such counseling.

Specially trained members of the Alliston Ministerial will provide on-call emergency support, ready to come to the hospital to provide spiritual counseling to patients as needed. All hospital staff will work to ensure patients and families know about this important service. Patients and their families will be encouraged to speak to their doctor and nurse caregivers at the hospital if they need to speak to an on-call clergy for grief counseling or spiritual guidance.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with Alliston Ministerial to provide this important service to our patients and their families,” says Shannon Landry, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Clinical and Paramedical Services. “We understand that for our patients and family members, coming to the hospital can be an emotional experience as events that bring them to Stevenson may be traumatic in nature, and this new service will provide that much needed support for individuals in need of chaplain support. Patients and their families are at the centre of all that we do and we endeavour to champion their full care, every step of the way.”

Reverend Kim McArthur and Deacon Pam Alderson from St. Andrew Anglican Church have spearheaded this initiative, having worked closely with Shannon Landry to support this patient-centred partnership.

Stevenson Memorial is a fully-accredited, progressive hospital located in the Town of New Tecumseth, serving the Simcoe region. Our mission is to help the residents of our communities access safe, quality care where and when they need it.