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Business Structure Evaluation Process Updates

We're currently conducting an evaluation of Lee Health's business structure. Explore all available documents and dive deeper into the process by learning more here. Lee Health’s Board of Directors invites you to a public hearing, set for Thursday, April 25th in the Community Room at Gulf Coast Medical Center, to discuss the ongoing evaluation of converting the health system to a community-focused nonprofit structure. Learn more details here.

Spiritual Support

Lee Health staff and volunteers can submit a personal request for Spiritual Services.

Vision & Values

The Spiritual Services Department will strive to provide exceptional care in the services we offer through:

  • Primary spiritual care with inter-disciplinary collaboration
  • The Lee Health Parish Nurse Program
  • The Pediatric/Pregnancy Bereavement Program
  • Bio-ethical and organization ethics
  • Critical Incident Stress Response (CISR)
  • The Lee County Hospital Clergy Badge Council
  • Accreditation by the DNV Healthcare Inc. (Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc.)
  • A Spiritual Services Endowment Fund
  • Residents Spiritual Health Ministry for Seniors

Compassion: Being responsive to another in their experience, striving to understand it with openness and respect

Safety: Consistently utilizing safety behaviors to ensure reliable safe care, making those we serve our highest concern

Confidentiality: Maintaining and fostering an absolute preservation of the identity and interactions with all persons

Integrity: Adhering to ethical and moral behaviors in all aspects of life and work while following the principles of professional Codes of Ethics

Inclusiveness: Supporting and affirming people of diverse faith expressions, genders, ethnic origins, or social-economic status

Collaboration: Functioning collegially and professionally in all relationships: inter-disciplinary, intra-department and intra-professional

Chapel Locations

Chapels are located at each campus:

  • Cape Coral Hospital:
    • Bonner Chapel (1st floor)
    • Meditation Room (2nd floor)
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center:
    • Chapel (1st floor)
  • HealthPark Medical Center
    • Peters Memorial Chapel (1st floor)
  • Lee Memorial Hospital
    • Crump Chapel (6th floor/North Tower)

Additional Services

  • Prayers, invocations and blessings
  • Compassionate and active listening
  • Rituals, rites and sacraments
  • Sacred texts and religious resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Connection with local faith communities
  • Pre- and postoperative visits
  • Parish Nurse Program
  • Community outreach ministry
  • Pediatric/Pregnancy Bereavement Support Program
  • Interfaith chapels and meditation rooms
  • Compassionate blankets

Staff and Volunteer Support

Documentation

  • Spiritual assessments
  • Interventions
  • Care plans
  • Outcomes

End of Life Care

  • Goals of care discussion and support
  • End of life care decisions, discussion and support
  • Exploration of spiritual needs, concerns and values
  • Spiritual and cultural support
  • Spiritual rituals and prayers
  • Bereavement care and grief support
  • Ethical conversations around end-of-life care

Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration

  • Spiritual screening, assessment and plan of care
  • Religious/cultural resource
  • Patient rounds participation
  • Patient and family care conference participation
  • Ethics consultations and education
  • Advance Directives education and assistance

Spiritual Services Endowment Fund

You can play a major role in continuing the mission of Lee Health Spiritual Services. Your tax-deductible donation, made through Lee Health Foundation, will allow us to continue our efforts on behalf of our patients and community.

For more information, please contact the Lee Health Foundation at 239-343-6950 or visit their website at www.leehealthfoundation.org.

Thank you for caring!