Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+)  font size

Spiritual Care

We are Spiritual Care professionals who bring a consistent and receptive presence to patients, families and staff in times of emotional and spiritual need. As a team we seek to personify the Maine Medical Center mission of care, education and research.

Spiritual Care staff will provide for the Spiritual and religious dimensions of people's lives. Consistent with the Mission of MMC, these services will be provided without prejudice and with respect for the beliefs and faith traditions of those served.

The education and research of MMC's Mission Statement will be upheld by the Department of Spiritual Care by the following offerings:

  • Continuing education for department personnel
  • Clinical Pastoral Education
  • Programs in spiritual care and ethics to hospital departments, other professional disciplines, and community constituencies
  • Participation in interdisciplinary programs in the hospital and in the community
  • Consultation to individuals and groups

For more information about Spiritual Care at MMC, please call the Rev. Catherine (Kitty) Garlid, Director of Spiritual Care at (207) 662-2951.

What We Do

  • Chaplains of many faiths are available to speak to, or pray with patients who so desire.
  • Chaplains are also available to administer special sacraments of faith.
  • The Alexander B. Cairns Memorial Chapel, located on the first floor of the Maine General Building, is available at all hours for prayer and reflection. Devotional materials are available.
  • Denominational and ecumenical services are held weekly and seasonally for patients, families, and employees. In addition, special services are held to commemorate special events.
  • We recognize the importance of the relationship between spirituality and physical health and the role that pastoral and spiritual caregivers provide in this process.

Weekly Services in the Chapel

  • Catholic Mass Sunday at 12:00 PM
  • Interfaith Prayer Service Wednesday & Thursday at 12:00 PM

Our Staff

The Department of Spiritual Care is committed to providing spiritual care grounded in our Mission Statement for all patients who request assistance. Interfaith chaplains and chaplains representing a variety of faith communities are available 24 hours a day to offer spiritual support. Local ministers, priests, and rabbis are encouraged to visit their congregants upon request of the patient.

  • Director and Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor
  • The Rev. Catherine (Kitty) Garlid, B.C.C.
  • Office (207) 662-2352
  • Fax (207) 662-6212
  • Administrative Specialist
  • Kasey Bromee
  • (207) 662-2951
  • Catholic Chaplain
  • Fr. Rick McLaughlin
  • (207) 662-2951
  • Catholic Chaplain
  • Fr. Robert Vaillancourt
  • (207) 662-2951
  • Catholic Chaplain
  • Michael Vaughn
  • (207) 662-5279
  • Chaplain Clinical Leader
  • The Rev. Dr. Judith Blanchard, B.C.C.
  • (207) 662-3740
  • The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and Family Birth Center
  • The Rev. Alice Hildebrand, B.C.C.
  • (207) 662-1265
  • Jewish Chaplain
  • Rosie Wohl
  • (207) 662-5361
  • Cardiovascular Service Line Chaplain
  • Joan Carr Myers
  • (207) 662-6117