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Pastoral Care

When You Might Need a Chaplain


Harlan and Gil
Harlan Ratmeyer and Gil DeLaura are two of the chaplains at Albany Med.

  • You feel scared about hospitalization
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  • You feel discouraged
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  • You're asking God, "Why?"
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  • Your family is upset
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  • Someone close to you has died 
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  • You're facing a difficult decision
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  • You want to be joined in prayer
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  • You've heard some bad news or you want to celebrate
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  • You're having surgery or a medical procedure
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  • You need help contacting your pastor, rabbi, or imam
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  • You want to receive sacraments, a blessing or other ritual
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  • You need help with decisions about end-of-life care
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