Martin Griffithis was wheeled in his ICU bed to a room that had been prepared to help fulfill his greatest wish: a full submersion baptism. The baptism tank had been delivered from his church earlier that day just for the occasion. His pastor Josh was waiting, along with his family, friends, and care team. His…Read More
By Madison Loethen On March 24, Nicole “Nikki” Stallworth opened her eyes. She looked around and saw that she was in a hospital room, and specifically, an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) room. She racked her brain for her last memory. The last thing she remembered was being in her postpartum hospital room after having her…Read More
Last November, Deacon Gene Kazmierczak was standing in Boone Hospital Center’s Spiritual Care office with two of his fellow chaplains.
The three chaplains were chatting about a new book. Moments like this are a big reason Deacon Gene, a Catholic, loves his work — he gets to share interesting conversation and ideas with leaders of other faiths.Read More
In the rush of everyday life, it’s easy to push the biggest questions aside.
Why are we here? Am I living my life the right way? What comes after death?
But when a patient arrives at the hospital, these questions rush to the forefront.Read More
Each year, Boone Hospital Center’s Chaplain Chuck Barsamian performs the blessing of hands with the hospital’s caregivers.
“Their hands are very important,” said Barsamian. “These nurses, techs and physicians so willingly give of themselves to the healing of the patients in the hospital.”Read More