MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Spiritual Care Department
MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital is a 137 licensed bed facility that specializes in treating adults and children with disabling illnesses or injury for over 30 years. The hospital has a part-time chaplain available to all patients, their families, and staff as a means of spiritual care and support. Priest’s Sacramental visits are done on Sundays through our partnership with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, who also does Mass every Sunday.
To speak to the Chaplain
- Call 202-877-1585 – Rev. LaToya Jordan, MDiv
- Or ask your nurse to contact the chaplain
- Due to COVID-19, virtual visits are done upon request (You are encouraged to contact your parish priest or pastor for additional support.)
Reasons to seek spiritual care and support
- Emotional and Spiritual Support
- Support in moments of distress, anxiety, or crisis
- Supporting your family and friends
- Praying with you
- Respecting your religious traditions, beliefs and practices
- Celebrating progress and good news
- Listening with respect and without judgment
- Providing spiritual resources (Bibles, rosaries, stress balls, Qur’ans, electric Shabbat candles, and devotionals) upon request
- Communion upon request
- Times of Grief – Grief can stem from many life issues, whether the loss of a loved one, a loss of mobility, a loss of independence, a loss of functionality due to a stroke, brain injury, amputation or other debilitating disease, the chaplain is available to provide support in your time of need.
At MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital, the Chaplain is not only here for patients and their families, but also for our staff. We invite you to contact the chaplain in moments:
- When you are feeling the weight of the critical nature of your work environment.
- When you are concerned about or experiencing spiritual and/or moral distress.
- When you have lost a patient you have developed a relationship with, or if you share grief for a patient and family.
- When you have lost a co-worker or a colleague.
- When the illness of a loved one weighs on your mind.
- When certain life issues are causing major distress, anxiety, or crisis.
- Mass is held every Sunday at 10:00 AM in the Cardiac Gym located on 2 East
- Community Worship is held 1st & 2nd Sunday’s at 11:00 AM and 3rd & 4th Sunday’s at 1:00 PM.
A beautiful garden is located on site that offers a place to commune with nature and God. There is ample space to reflect and meditate as this facility does not have a chapel. It has a koi pond and seating available for patients and their guests when it is open.
- A 2-page summary of practices and traditions to try: https://chaplaincyinnovation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Spiritual-Wellness-Practices-2020.pdf
- One page, could be posted, with stress management tips for caregivers: https://chaplaincyinnovation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stress-Management-TIPS-No-Referral-info.pdf
- Examen Prayer for Life during COVID-19: https://ignatiansolidarity.net/blog/2020/03/14/examen-covid-19/
- Prayers and Printable Prayer cards for different occasions and various religions: https://www.xavier.edu/jesuitresource/online-resources/index
- Our Daily Bread odb.org
- Buddhist Prayers: lovefreemovement.com