Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care is available to promote optimal spiritual health for staff, patients, and their families. The services we offer include:

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  • Pastoral visits
  • Assessing spiritual needs
  • Spiritual counseling
  • Crisis intervention
  • Prayer
  • Sacraments
  • Referral to local faith communities
  • Support during the grief process
  • Participation in family conferences
  • Assistance with life support and other ethical questions
  • Help with end-of-life issues

Spiritual Care phone number: (408) 947-2500 ext. 4441

Our Interfaith Prayer Room at O’Connor Hospital is always open.

No One Dies Alone

O’Connor Hospital No One Dies Alone (NODA) program was created to provide a reassuring presence to terminally ill patients who have no family/visitors, or whose family needs a respite from sitting vigil. With the support of the nursing staff, our volunteer compassionate companions offer patients the most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death.

What is a Compassionate Companion?

Sometimes circumstances won’t allow family or friends to be a constant presence at the bedside of a loved one as they near the end of life. Our volunteer compassionate companions provide support to your loved one and your family.

How do I request this service?

You or your loved one can request a compassionate companion by asking a member of the patient’s care team to contact our vigil coordinator. Compassionate companions are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a respite for you and a comforting presence to your loved one. All religious traditions are respected.

For more information concerning the No One dies Alone Program, please contact Eleanor Foskett at (408) 947-3962 or download our brochure.