Spiritual Care

Our department’s mission is to continue the healing ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor and the vulnerable, in the communities we serve.

Caring for your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is our primary concern at Door County Medical Center. Rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition, Door County Medical Center embraces a holistic ministry encompassing all dimensions of the human person: body, mind and spirit.  

Being a patient can be stressful and profoundly affect you and your loved ones. During joyful times, your spirit soars. During times of crisis or illness, your spirit can become heavy.

Often, questions and concerns arise when you are in the hospital. You may experience fear, anxiety or loneliness. Perhaps your faith is uncertain. Maybe you feel lost, confused or overwhelmed. These feelings are common and none of us are immune to them. St. Francis knew the importance of a healing touch and encouragement during these times.

The Spiritual Care Department includes board certified staff Chaplains and On-Call Chaplains from Catholic and various Protestant traditions, volunteer Eucharistic Ministers, and local priests who may be called upon to provide the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick or Reconciliation. We can also contact your pastor to notify her/him of your admission, if you prefer. 

We provide hope, spiritual resources, and spiritual care throughout the day and are available 24/7 for emergency needs. If you or your family would like to see someone from Spiritual Services, ask your nurse to notify us or have the switchboard page the Chaplain On-Call.


A communion service and rosary devotional is offered every Friday at 11:00 a.m. in our Skilled Nursing Facility.

Sacraments and Chapel Services

Mass is celebrated at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Ruth E. Dean Chapel. Lutheran Worship is offered weekly at 10:45 a.m. on Mondays.

The Sacraments of Anointing of the Sick or Reconciliation are available upon request. Holy Communion is provided by our Staff Chaplains on weekdays and by volunteers from local Catholic Churches on Sunday. Communion for Protestant patients may be requested from the patient’s pastor. Emergency Baptisms are performed when a patient is in danger of death.


All are welcome to visit the Ruth E. Dean Chapel, a place set apart for prayer and quiet. Our Chapel, located on the first floor, is a treasured gift. We are pleased to share it with you. The Chapel Courtyard, located next to the Chapel, can be accessed by using the exit door just outside the Chapel.  This is an ideal location for private prayer or meditation, weather permitting.

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