Chaplaincy Services

(All employees)

Mind, Body, Spirit

We are committed to healing the mind, body, and spirit. As a part of the healthcare team, Chaplains contribute to caring for the whole person.

System Chaplaincy Services

Chaplains help create a sacred space for people of all faiths and cultural beliefs in stressful, life-changing, or transitional moments to find meaning, hope, connection and comfort by enabling them to identify and draw upon their own sources of inner strength.

All of our Chaplains are clinically trained and provide quality spiritual care that is informed by best practices.

With the belief that healing involves the whole person, the Chaplaincy care department supports patients, families and staff in spiritual and emotional distress. Our Chaplains represent many religious faiths and cultural backgrounds - and do not proselytize. You do not have to belong to a specific faith group or consider yourself religious to contact a chaplain.

We provide religious, spiritual and existential services such as:

  • Help to find meaning, renewed hope and comfort
  • Grief support
  • Support when you are making difficult decisions
  • Support if you want to reconcile with someone, or with God
  • Stress reduction and enhanced coping
  • Prayers and blessings
  • Holy Communion or other religious ritual
  • End of life issues - Discuss Advanced Directives
  • Assistance contacting a member of your faith community
  • Religious items such as Bibles, rosaries, Qur’ans, prayer books, prayer rugs and head coverings

Melinda Nasti

Director, Chaplaincy & Wellness
Northwell Health

Central Region
  • North Shore University Hospital: (516) 562-4043
  • Cohen Children's Medical Center: (718) 470-3664
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center: (718) 470-8792
  • Zucker Hillside: (718) 470-8530
  • LIJ Forest Hills: (718) 830-1826
Eastern Region
  • Glen Cove Hospital: (516) 674-7862
  • Huntington Hospital: (631) 796-2471
  • Plainview Hospital: (516) 496-6446
  • South Oaks Hospital: (631) 608-5359
  • Southside Hospital: (631) 968-3423
  • Syosset Hospital: (516) 496-6446
  • Mather Hospital: (631) 686-7826
North Western Region
  • Lenox Hill Hospital: (212) 434-2545
  • Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat: call Lenox Hill Chaplain
South Western Region
  • Staten Island Hospital (North & South Campus): 718) 226-9435
Westchester Region
  • Northern Westchester Hospital: (914) 666-1914
  • Phelps Memorial Hospital: (914) 366-3090

Northwell Health trains professional chaplains by offering Clinical Pastoral Education recognized by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).

Northwell Health trains professional chaplains by offering Clinical Pastoral Education recognized by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).

CPE clinical method of learning is an action/reflection/new action model of learning. CPE students actively visit patients, family and staff and reflect on that experience in a structured learning environment.

Professional Development:
  • Pastoral care skills
  • Theological reflection
  • Hands on ministry
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Human development
  • Peer group experience
  • 1 to 1 Supervision by an ACPE Supervisor
Students integrate:
  • Theological Beliefs
  • Knowledge of Behavioral Sciences
  • Personal awareness

CPE training is available at the following sites:

North Shore University Hospital

Manhasset, NY
700+ bed teaching hospital
(516) 562-4043

Offers the most advanced care in all medical specialties; It is the only kidney transplant center in Nassau and Queens Counties. The Emergency Department is a NY State Designated Regional "Level One" Trauma Center that offers the highest level of care to the most critically injured.

Lenox Hill Hospital

Manhattan, NY
600+ bed, acute care hospital
(212) 434-2545

Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side is well known for excellence in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, sports medicine, otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, and maternal/child health. A recognized leader in public health education and community outreach.

To apply

For further information contact the sites listed above.

Additional Resource Links

Chaplains help people of all faiths and cultural beliefs find meaning, hope, connection, and comfort. A Heart-to-Heart session is a confidential, phone conversation with a Northwell Chaplain.

Phone number: 516-344-4158

Uplifting messages of encouragement, inspiration and hope. Start your week with uplifting thoughts recorded by Northwell Chaplains and community clergy, the Inspiration Call Line is available 24/7 to team members and offers prayers and poems of encouragement and hope.

Phone number: 516-734-7980

(messages are updated every Monday)