Pastoral Care/Chaplain                                                                                                                                                                                          


Warren General Hospital's Chaplaincy Program is available to all patients and their families

"It is tangible evidence that our hospital's cares for the whole person.  I may not be able to take people's pain from them, but if they have a memory of someone standing with them…it makes a difference."   Hospital Chaplain Rev. Marcus Briggs



Chaplaincy Services:

  • Weekly Thursday Patient Visits
  • Crisis/Grief Counseling
  • Emergency On–Call Support
  • Funerals
  • Pulpit Supply
  • Community Seminars
  • Hospital Staff In–Servicing










Rev. Marcus Briggs is Volunteering weekly on Thursdays at WGH. The chaplain can be accessed by calling (814) 757-4301.

Your spiritual and emotional well-being is an important part of your overall health. Many studies have confirmed the positive effects spiritual care has on physical healing.  Since 1982 WGH has employed a chaplain who is in-house 4 days a week and on call for weekends.  For comfort and prayer he is always glad to contact any particular spiritual support person the patient requests.  A beautiful chapel near WGH Cridical Care unit on the second floor is always available for families, conversation or private prayer and meditation. Warren General Hospital is pleased to make available a hospital chaplain to provide guidance, counsel and emotional support to you and your family.

Your individual clergy are also encouraged to visit. Whatever your spiritual need, the chaplain can be accessed by calling (814) 757-4301. If this is an urgent request, please ask your nurse to contact the chaplain immediately.


"Our professional nurses recognize that patient care goes beyond medicine and welcomed the role of our chaplain in providing for the patient's emotional and spiritual needs.  This compassion and understanding is shared with family members and staff alike."
WGH Hospital Nurse
"We as physicians recognize the many therapies applicable to the patient.  The spiritual component is certainly pertinent and our chaplain provides that's all smoothly and efficiently.  We all benefit from this team membership and always welcome it."
WGH Staff Physician


Warren General Hospital Chapel - 2nd Floor