Spiritual Care Services

About the V.C. and Mary Puckett Center for Spiritual Care

The mission of the V. C. and Mary Puckett Center for Spiritual Care is to provide for the spiritual and emotional needs of patients, families and staff of Northeast Georgia Health System, and to support the ministry of local clergy. Our chaplains and support staff are committed to providing compassionate care that respects the beliefs and needs of each person. 

Chaplain Services

Chaplains are part of the healthcare team and their service is free of charge. As clinically-trained spiritual care providers, they are grounded in a variety of religious traditions, and trained to support those of all faiths, as well as those who are not comfortable with religious beliefs. They meet you where you are and can be of help in times of trouble. Chaplains use many tools when providing care such as prayer, meditation, spiritual or religious readings, relaxation techniques, and guided imagery. If you have anger, guilt, internal conflicts, or problems with religion that are inhibiting your healing they can often help you find your way through these issues. 

Chaplains can be there with you as you work your way through experiences and feelings such as these: 

  • Sadness, loneliness, loss, anxiety or stress 
  • Family conflicts or communication issues 
  • Trying to find courage to face your condition 
  • Difficulty being hopeful and realistic at the same time 
  • A changing sense of who you are and your place in the world 
  • Feeling like your suffering is too much to bear