The personal and spiritual concerns of patients and families are important to the quality of care Winship provides.
At Winship, the Pastoral Services department provides chaplains that offer spiritual care, support and presence to patients, families and staff. The support of the chaplain continues from the outpatient to inpatient care facilities.
Located on the first floor at Winship, The Purdom Chapel is an interfaith chapel available for individual and group times of silence, prayer and meditation. The chapel is open during the clinic business hours. Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Pamela Randall, M.Div. is Chaplain of Winship Cancer Institute and Oncology Services at Emory University Hospital. Pamela graduated from Salem College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion, and from Duke Divinity School with at Master of Divinity in Christian Education. Before she joined Winship in 2003, she was a Chaplain Resident for the Emory Center for Pastoral Services. At Winship, Pamela offers pastoral, emotional and spiritual support to patients and families, educates patients and families about Advance Directives, and provides a safe environment to communicate with patients and families and assists them in using their faith to cope with illness and stress.
To speak to a chaplain during business hours, contact the Pastoral Services office at (404) 778-4691. After business hours and on weekends, call (404) 712-2000 and ask the operator to page the on-call chaplain.