Regional West Medical Center
4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361
Regional West Medical Center recognizes the vital role spiritual support plays in quality health care. Regional West's chaplain offers a nondenominational ministry to all hospital patients and their families. Pastoral care is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and after hours in urgent or emergency situations.
To reach Regional West's chaplain, call (308) 630-1480 or call the hospital's main number at (308) 635-3711 and ask that he be paged.
Pastoral care is a courtesy service that provides pastoral support and spiritual care for the patients, families and staff of Regional West. Our goal is to enable people to more fully utilize their own religious faith and/or spiritual beliefs as a resource for coping with illness. The chaplain routinely visits each hospital unit and is available to visit, offer prayer, share scripture or offer a listening ear to persons requesting pastoral/spiritual support. Patients or families desiring a chaplain visit are encouraged to contact their nurse. The chaplain is also available to assist with contacting the community minister of your choice.
Regional West's chaplain is available for consultation concerning spiritual issues in patient care. This service is offered to physicians, nursing staff, clergy and other professionals responsible for patient care. Referrals for spiritual care are especially welcome. Persons requesting pastoral care for a patient may be assured of a prompt, professional and confidential response.
Regional West's pastoral care service sponsors educational opportunities for local clergy, hospital staff and other interested persons. Programs include the annual "Sparky Cooper Memorial" workshop and training for volunteer chaplains. Regional West's chaplain is also available to provide in-service training and church community programs on grief, death and dying, spiritual issues in illness and other pastoral topics. In addition, Regional West offers Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), an accredited educational opportunity designed to strengthen pastoral care skills for ordained and lay ministers.
Regional West's pastoral care service coordinates a dedicated group of trained clergy to provide on-call pastoral support in the absence of the staff chaplain. This volunteer team represents a variety of denominational affiliations and theological perspectives. Each member is committed to providing high quality ecumenical pastoral support. These services are provided by Regional West's pastoral care service in support of quality customer-oriented health care.