woman entering the spiritual care center

Enter the Center

Please call us at 315 464-4687 (4-4687 from a hospital phone) for:

  • Spiritual support in times of crisis and change of health condition
  • Help in exploring your faith and life's meaning
  • Prayer, sacraments and religious rituals such as the Anointing of the Sick
  • Religious literature and faith items such as rosaries and Shabbat candlesticks
  • Consultation about religious dietary needs, such as kosher food
  • A listening ear in times of spiritual distress
  • Family support
  • Ministry of presence at the end of life and at death
  • Music ministry (our Upstate choir and harpist make bedside visits upon request)
  • Help connecting with a congregation or faith tradition

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Walt Wasilewski with Imani Shabazz

Open the Eyes of My Heart by Walt Wasilewski with Imani Shabazz
This book tells the stories of spiritual care volunteers serving at Upstate University Hospital. Contributions are gratefully accepted so that we can continue to distribute this booklet free of charge.

HealthLink on Air Radio Show

Compassionate Rounds for Healthcare Providers

Rev. Virginia Lawson, PhD,
talks about a new program coming to Upstate called the Schwartz Compassionate Rounds External link, designed to promote the importance of healthcarte professionals listening to one another to enhance patient care.