Chaplain Service - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Chaplain Service

Battle Creek VAMC Chapel
What We Do

The VA Chaplain Services primary mission is to provide for the religious and spiritual care of patients and their family members. The Chaplains provide individual patient care as well as group leadership in the following areas:

  • Chapel Worship
  • Ward Worship Services
  • Educational and therapeutic groups
  • Palliative Care visits
  • Community Living Center visits
  • Seriously ill patient visits
  • Bereavement and Grief Coping Strategies

In some cases chaplains provide:

  • Spiritual assessments of selected patients
  • Special requests of the patient and loved ones
Key Staff

Service Chief

Alphonsus Ihuoma Phd, BCC, CAC II
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 32434


If you have questions or concerns about spiritual issues, please contact Chaplain Services at (269) 966-5600 extension 32433 or speak with your health care provider/staff to ask to see a chaplain.

VA chaplains are ready to talk with you and assist you in exploring your own understanding of spirituality.

Service Information

The VA Chaplain is part of the health care team that provides care for you. Chaplains can help you deal with pain that comes from spiritual distress. The Chaplain is not here to judge you but to help you.

Chaplains will keep what you tell them private according to your wishes. You may talk to a chaplain about how your illness or traumatic event affects you and your relationships with Higher Power and others. Chaplains will work with you to find out what your needs are based on your personal experience and areas of spiritual concern or interest. You may also want to discuss with a chaplain your resources for hope and spiritual strength that help you heal and cope with circumstances in life.

Protestant Services

Protestant Worship
Sunday 9:30 a.m.

Bible Fellowship
Tuesday 6:30 p.m.

Catholic Services

Catholic Mass
Sunday 10:45 a.m.
Mon-Thurs 11:30 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Other Services as requested


Programs within the Chaplain Service are listed below-

Contact Info

Location

  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
    Building 82, Ground Floor

Contact Number(s)

  • 269-966-5600 Ext. 32433
  • 888-214-1247

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm