Pastoral Care

At Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway

About Us

The Pastoral Care Department provides spiritual and emotional care to people of all faiths or no faith traditions.

A clinically trained chaplain is available 24/7/365 for emotional and spiritual care.

A clinically trained chaplain is a Religiously Affiliated (ordained) who has theological training and experience in a Healthcare setting.

Our Chaplain focuses on patients’ and their families’ own spiritual and religious resources, offering a comforting presence and a listening ear. An on-site chaplain is available for:

  • Spiritual and emotional care
  • Prayer/Blessings
  • Conversations about your spiritual needs
  • Various holiday services

How to Contact the Chaplain

To contact the chaplain, you may:

  • Ask anyone on staff to contact the Pastoral Care Department for you.
  • If you are in the hospital and wish to see a chaplain, please call the in-house number of Pastoral Care at Ext. 6049. After 4PM and on weekends, contact the on-call chaplain through the hospital operator.
  • To speak with the office of Pastoral Care from outside the hospital, please call 732-381-4200.

We are Here to Help

Clergy of all faiths are welcome to visit their hospitalized congregants and are provided courtesy parking.

Contact Information

Pastoral Care Office
Father Luigi Hargain, Chaplain

Patient Stories

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