Spiritual Care is available to promote optimal spiritual health for staff, patients, and their families. The services we offer include:
- Pastoral visits
- Assessing spiritual needs
- Spiritual counseling
- Crisis intervention
- 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.