Spiritual Care

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…

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The deacon’s blessing — Experiencing hospital ministry both sides

The deacon’s blessing — Experiencing hospital ministry both sides

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.

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A blessing of hands — Chaplain blesses caregivers

A blessing of hands — Chaplain blesses caregivers

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.”

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