Hutcheson Dedicates New Hospital Chapel

Monday, March 17, 2014
Pictured from left to right are: Chaplain Douglas Stephenson; Chaplain Jim Bennett; Farrell Hayes; Susan Harper; Chaplain Neal Brown; Chaplain Pat Davis; and Chaplain Michael Smith.
Pictured from left to right are: Chaplain Douglas Stephenson; Chaplain Jim Bennett; Farrell Hayes; Susan Harper; Chaplain Neal Brown; Chaplain Pat Davis; and Chaplain Michael Smith.

Hutcheson Medical Center officially dedicated its new chapel on Thursday, March 14. The ceremony was conducted under the direction of Chaplain Susan Harper, D.Min, Director of Pastoral Care at Hutcheson and was attended by hospital chaplains and employees.

“We are grateful to this administration who responded to the requests and prayers of the chaplains, the staff, the patients and the families to make this sacred place possible,” said Ms.


The dedication ceremony included a series of litany and prayer presented by hospital chaplains and song. Farrell Hayes, President and CEO of Hutcheson, offered words of thanksgiving and a brief overview of Hutcheson’s history by was presented by Christie Nelson, the hospital’s Human Resources administrator.

The chapel is located next to the inpatient area of the hosptial and surgical waiting room. The chapel features beautiful stained glass, artwork, and pews which were donated by Chaplain Michael Smith.

“Families need emotional support while loved ones are in the hospital,” said Ms. Hayes. “This chapel provides them a place for prayer and quiet during their time of need.”

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