Pastoral Care

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    Cincinnati Children's chaplains, and the rest of the staff in the Department of Pastoral Care, are here to support and attend to the diverse spiritual needs, practices and expressions of all patients and their families.

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    Ruth Alpers, MAHL, BCC
    Chaplain III, Pastoral Care


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    Paul C. Beckman, BCC
    Staff Chaplain I, Emergency/Trauma/PICU


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    C. Jan Borgman, MSW, LISW, FT
    Bereavement Program Manager, Pastoral Care


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    Marianne L. Brandon Wilson, MDiv, BCC
    Reverend, Staff Chaplain II, NICU


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    Marcella C. Cameron, MSW, LISW
    Bereavement Specialist, Bereavement Services


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    Gary W. Cooper, MDiv, BCC
    Reverend, ACPE Supervisory Candidate


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    Daniel H. Grossoehme
    Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine


    Daniel H Grossoehme

    Chaplain, Division of Pulmonary Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0848

    Fax: 513-636-0810


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    Research Interests

    Adherence, spirituality and religion, chronic illness coping and HRQoL.

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    Daniel H. Grossoehme, MDiv, BCC, is an ordained Episcopal priest who completed his clinical pastoral residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital with an emphasis in pediatrics and critical care in 1992-1993. He became the first director of Chaplaincy Services at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, where he served from 1993 to 2003, when he joined Cincinnati Children's Medical Center's College Hill Campus as staff chaplain.

    Education and Training

    Doctor of Ministry: (Pastoral Counseling), Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2006

    MDiv: Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia, Alexandria, VA, 1992

    BS: Astrophysics, Indiana University, 1985



    NIH/NICHD K23HD062642 (PI: Grossoehme)

    Place Outcomes Award 2012-2014, James M. Anderson Center for Health System Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

    NIH/NICHD K23HD062642 (PI: Grossoehme)

    NIH/NICHD K23HD052639 (PI: Cotton).

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    Mary Ann Hegner, MA, BCC
    Staff Chaplain, Pastoral Care


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    Susan L. Jelinek, MDiv, BCC
    Staff Chaplain II, Pastoral Care


    Judith McBride, Rev.

    Judith W. McBride, Rev., MDiv, BCC
    Staff Chaplain II, StarShine Hospice


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    Reverend Kristin M. Moore, MDiv
    Staff Chaplain I, Residential Psychiatry


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    Irvin (Irv) Moore Jr., MSW, MDiv, BCC
    Clinical Chaplain II, Inpatient Psychiatry


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    Judith R. Ragsdale, MDiv, PhD
    Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care


    Judith R. Ragsdale, MDiv, PhD

    Director, Education & Research, Pastoral Care

    Phone: 513-636-8913


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    Education and Training

    BA: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

    MDiv: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984.

    PhD: Antioch University, 2008.

    Ordination: United Church of Christ, 2000.

    Certification: Supervisor, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 1990.


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    Rev. William Scrivener, MDiv
    Senior Director, Pastoral Care


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    Amy S. Simpson, MDiv
    Staff Chaplain II, Hematology / Oncology