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Spiritual Care

Support & Guidance

Spiritual Care

Care of the human spirit is critical to health. It is the work of our entire staff. Chaplains, however, are specialists, trained in human understanding, pastoral counseling, religious and cultural traditions. They are available to all patients and loved ones to provide a listening presence, guidance in mindfulness and prayer, support through decision-making, and help finding purpose.

We have two full-time chaplains, Michele Guest Lowery, MDiv, who is board certified, and Joshua Goulet, MDiv, MA. A third chaplain, Karin Wetmore, MDiv, PhD, is available on a part-time basis.

What to Expect from a Chaplain 

Emotional support and gentle spiritual guidance when:

  • Feeling anxious, afraid or upset
  • Struggling with emotional, spiritual or religious questions or with the meaning of an illness
  • Wrestling with difficult treatment choices or ethical dilemmas
  • Observing spiritual practices or  religious rites
  • Inviting your faith community leader
  • Grieving
  • Dealing with difficult news
  • Preparing mindfully for surgery

Meditation Room

Our Meditation Room is located near our Main Lobby on the first floor across from elevators 1 and 2. It is a quiet, restful space, available to patients, families, and staff 24 hours a day for reflection, meditation or prayer.


2020 Virtual Spiritual Care Conference Videos

12th Annual Spiritual Care Conference Kick-Off & Keynote Address

The 2020 Spiritual Care Conference was held virtually beginning on October 20, 2020.  Three workshops followed the Conference focused on a variety of topics. Please enjoy the video recordings of the 12th Annual Wentworth-Douglass Spiritual Care Conference below. 

2020 Spiritual Care Conference | Workshop #1: Disruptive Change - A Time of loss, a time for hope.
Presented October 27, 2020 by Reverend Deborah Davis, MDiv
Former Director of Field Education and Administrative Faculty of Princeton Theological Seminary

2020 Spiritual Care Conference | Workshop #2: Staying Sane—Spirituality and Mental Health in Covid-19.
Presented October 29, 2020 by Dr. Fuad Khan
Medical Director of Behavioral Services at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital

2020 Spiritual Care Conference | Workshop #3: Daring to Think about Life and Death: Advance Care Planning in Covid-19.
Presented November 10, 2020 by Reverend Shawn La France, MS
Vice President, Population Health and Health System Integration at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock.

Watch this video series on YouTube here


Chaplains are available

Monday through Friday

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Call (603) 740-2824 or ask a staff person to call.

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