Spiritual Care Program
"Few moments are more meaningful to a Chaplain than when
a family member shares how much our care and prayer
has meant to them during a life and death crisis for a loved one.”
Pastor Frank Gomez, Natividad Chaplain
In 2010, Natividad’s interfaith chaplains provided 3,225 spiritual care visits across all units of the hospital, including the Mother-Infant Unit, Emergency Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). In addition, nearly 200 babies, children and adults and families received end of life care and bereavement support.
State law prohibits Natividad Medical Center, as a county-owned and operated public hospital, from paying for chaplain services. The hospital depends on the Foundation to raise the funds needed to support spiritual care services. Our spiritual care program includes three part-time chaplains who work a combined total of only 20 hours a week.
The Foundation must raise $50,000 a year to support the continuation of spiritual care at our safety-net hospital.
Your gift will support direct spiritual care and hospital chaplain services for babies, children and families and help us fulfill our vision to provide comfort and a listening ear for those facing illness or the end of life.
Visit our newest exhibition, Plein Air Art: From Field to Fork, sponsored by Comerica Bank. Artists from the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association (MBPAPA)
visited the fields, ranches and production facilities of The Agricultural Leadership Council's (TALC)
founding members as a thank you for their support of TALC. The paintings from the exhibition are for sale to the public with fifty percent (50%) of the sale price supporting our Spiritual Care Program
. Please call (831) 755-4187 for further information.