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

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