Catholic Hospital Opens Interfaith Chapel

June 8, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

On June 8, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is a Catholic hospital with a Catholic chaplain and an interfaith chapel. The chapel is representative of the hospital's plans to treat 'the entire person' regardless of faith, hospital officials say. 'We're going to try to make it comfortable for everyone,' said Elizabeth Tsang, the hospital's chaplain. 'All chaplains are trained to work with and honor different faith traditions. Everyone has their own spirituality, everyone expresses their spirituality in a unique way.' The chapel is near the main entrance on the first floor. It's visible from the lobby now but a stained glass window will eventually block the view. The chapel will be open for prayer and reflection for patients, families or hospital workers."