“When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” – Margaret Wheatley
Meaningful Acts of Compassion
We believe in “coming alongside” our patients emotionally, spiritually, and physically by providing support and encouragement.
Meaningful acts of compassion come from connecting on a personal level. Spiritual Care is a service focused on the spirit of humanity. Spiritual Care is not about organized religion; however it can be for some. We will be sensitive and respectful to religion and spiritual beliefs, age, gender, culture, and ethnicity.
During your stay, if you need support in the form of a listening ear, a hand held, an inspirational quote or prayer, our spiritual care team is ready to meet your needs.
The hospital chapel is also available 24 hours a day / seven days a week for our patients & visitors located near the Admissions Office with a prayer journal available to write prayer requests if desired.
Grief Support Group
We all experience loss or change that triggers transitions in life requiring us to redefine ourselves. Loss can be a result of death, a significant injury or illness, change in marital or job status, giving up a child for adoption, a miscarriage, or relocating. Grief is a reaction or response related to loss. We want to incorporate “good” and healthy grieving to aid in the healing process. Mammoth Hospital is offering a drop-in ongoing “good grief” support group that meets twice a month for an hour focusing on sharing, thought-provoking activities and take-home assignments.
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. All are welcome.
Cancer Outreach Support Group
The cancer support group is an informal group, all facing cancer, who join together providing mutual assistance in an understanding and confidential setting.
Enjoy Our Serenity Channel
Visit the link here and enter pass code 00647 for access.
Communicate What Matters Most
Communicate what matters most regarding medical care based on your care goals, faith and values through this simple Advance Directive process. We have found that most of our patients do not have an Advance Directive; according to research, only 20-30% of Americans have one. Most are overwhelmed by the medico-legal jargon. It’s important to think about how you want to be cared for if you become unable to communicate your wishes due to illness or injury. Here is a simple way to communicate those wishes to your loved ones and health-care providers.
Stanford Medicine has given us permission to use their Advance Directive simple form. Click on the link below. It’s easy. Advance Directives help loved ones honor your wishes and can protect your rights. Print it out, make a copy and bring it to your next Mammoth Hospital appointment. We will scan it into your electronic medical record.
To fill out your Advance Directive, click here.
If you would like support from spiritual care or information on our support groups, please call Karen Phillips, Human Services / Spiritual Care Coordinator at 760-924-4015 or call in-house on extension 2201.