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Employee Spiritual Wellness

The Spiritual Care Service of Care Connect at UC Irvine Medical Center offers several remedies to our staff members in their time of need.

Prayer/meditation room

Located at Douglas Hospital near the main lobby, it is available 24 hours a day, seven days of the week. It is open to all faiths.

In this room, you will find:

  • Books, such as the Bible, Holy Koran, Mormon Book of Life and books for meditation. They are located in the cabinet.
  • Prayer rugs and scarves, which are located in the drawer of the cabinet.
  • Prayer request box, which is above the cabinet. Our chaplains pray the prayer requests daily at 11:30 a.m.

Chaplain support

Our chaplains are here to support staff however it is needed, whether it's the comfort of a listening ear, prayer, counsel, blessing, communion, grief support or crisis support.

Some staff members ask our chaplains to keep them in their prayers, while other request to have weekly meditations sent to them by email.

Some units have asked our chaplains to host a Tea for the Soul, for debriefing and counsel at a difficult time of loss, grief or a staff member leaving.

Chaplains seek to know our staff members. This means that they will write cards of encouragement from time to time, as well as recognize celebrations and losses by taking the time to listen.

Code Lavender

Spiritual Care, Patient Experience and Worklife & Wellness are collaborating to implement the Code Lavender Pilot Program. Code Lavender is a holistic care rapid response, serving caregivers in need of intensive emotional or spiritual support.

Contact us

To learn more about these services or to speak to one of our chaplains, email Chaplain Pirjo Carlisle or Chaplain Joseph Nguyen.