Erlanger Spiritual Care Program Adds 2 Directors

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Keith Munford and Nancy Osborne
Keith Munford and Nancy Osborne

Erlanger Health System’s Spiritual Care program has expanded with the addition of Nancy Osborne as director of Erlanger’s Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services and Keith Munford as program director of Clinical Pastoral Education.

Prior to taking her role at Erlanger, Ms. Osborne served as clinical chaplain and Certified Educator at W.G. Hefner Veterans Administration Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. There she helped in establish a clinical pastoral education center, as well as the Clinical Pastoral Education professional Advisory Committee.  Previously, she was director of chaplaincy and clinical pastoral education at Good Samaritan Society, University Specialty Center in Minneapolis, Mn. Ms. Osborne attended Wake Forest University for her undergraduate degree and received her Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“The diverse offerings and people in Erlanger’s Spiritual Care program allow them to connect with a variety of patients,” Ms. Osborne said. “I hope to continue to help patients and provide a needed resource to this community. Our education program plays an integral part which impacts communities beyond ours, and I want to offer guidance and mentorship to anyone who is interested in this path.”

Keith Munford is also a certified educator and previously served as a Chaplain and Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor at Hospice of Chattanooga, as well as director of clinical services at Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation. He received his undergraduate degree from Lee University, a Master of Arts from Church of God School of Theology and a Master of Divinity from Emory University.

“I am looking forward to working closely with the Clinical Pastoral Education students, Nancy Osborne, and others in the Erlanger Health System Department of Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services,” said Mr. Munford. “My goal is to provide an outstanding educational program for students and ensuring the patients, family members and staff of Erlanger receives the best possible spiritual care.”

Erlanger has the only Clinical Pastoral Care education program in Chattanooga, Erlanger Spiritual Care services offer meditation, cancer support services, bereavement services and many other opportunities for care. For more information, call 423 778-7177.

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