At Sentara, we know that care of the spirit cannot be separated from physical care. We honor your unique spirit, physical and emotional needs, values, and beliefs. Recognizing the diversity of spiritual, cultural, and religious traditions you bring to us, we are committed to respecting all these things as we care for you.
Chaplaincy services are available for patients, families, physicians, and staff at Sentara Leigh Hospital 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chaplains are available in-house Monday through Friday. In-house hours on Monday and Friday are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. On-call chaplains are available after hours throughout the week and on weekends.
Sentara Leigh Hospital has a chapel on the 2nd floor to the right of the 2nd floor elevators. It is open to all faiths. In the chapel, you will find a prayer journal where you may write your prayers and petitions. The chaplains review the journal weekly and provide prayer for all written requests.
To contact a chaplain, feel free to call the Chaplaincy Services office at 757-261-8850 during the hours listed above. After hours, feel free to contact the hospital operator at 757-261-6000 for an on-call chaplain to be notified of an existing need for chaplaincy support.
“We encourage spiritual health through compassionate care every day.”
Jacqueline L. Colbert
Team Coordinator of Chaplaincy Services
Juliette ("J") Lindsey, M-DIV