While performing healthcare duties, I find out that a member of my congregation is in the hospital or is receiving care. Can I notify my clergy member so he/she can visit them or provide support?
Heavens no!! The Pastoral Care Office is responsible for communicating this information. A patient's religious affiliation may be listed in the hospital directory if they have not opted out of providing it. Religious affiliation may be provided to members of the clergy only.
If you're a manager, please ensure all of your employees are informed of the contents of these messages and how it applies to your work area. Some ways of sharing the information include discussions during staff meetings, printing and posting this message or asking your employees if they have any further questions.