The Rev. Marianne Brandon is the daytime chaplain for the NICU. In addition, a chaplain from Pastoral Care is always on-call in the hospital, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The chaplain’s role is to provide support to every family, regardless of religious affiliation or participation. It is common during times of crisis to experience questions in regard to your priorities, personal strength, relationships and beliefs. The Rev. Brandon is trained to listen to these matters of the heart, providing empathy and encouragement. Prayer, religious rituals and contacting your pastor or a representative of your faith are also services provided by the chaplain. Whatever your specific need, please feel free to ask your nurse to contact the chaplain to ensure a visit.
Clergy from your own congregation are welcome and encouraged to visit you and your baby on the NICU.
The Chapel of the Holy Child and the Interfaith Chapel are located on the first floor of the A building, directly across from the A information desk. The chapels are always open for meditation and prayer.
Learn more about our Bereavement Support and Grief Counseling services.