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Chapels and Chaplains

Pastoral care in your time of need

At Tanner Health System we realize that a hospital stay can be a frightening, anxious and lonely experience. During this time of need, Tanner offers pastoral care, which provides spiritual and emotional support to our patients, as well as to their families and friends.

Our chaplains are trained to help bring together the spiritual components for patients to experience healing, health and hope. They are here to aid you in your spiritual and emotional recovery, and to help you lead a more fulfilling life.

Our chaplains seek to perform religious rituals appropriate to the faith background of our patients. If the chaplain cannot perform a ritual, an appropriate clergy member will be located, if possible.

If you desire a visit from your minister, we ask you to either contact your pastor directly, or ask the hospital chaplain to contact your pastor for you.

Chaplains are available at all times

Chaplains are available at all times. To contact a chaplain, ask your nurse, call the operator, or call the chaplain at extension 9461.

Pastoral care services:

  • Sacraments of the sick and reconciliation, and Daily Communion are available to Catholic patients and families upon request. You can call the chaplain for assistance.
  • There are chapels for your meditation and prayer needs in two Tanner hospitals:  The Claudette Hays, MD, Memorial Chapel on the first floor in Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, and The Berry Family Memorial Prayer Room in Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.
  • You can request special prayer by calling extension 9461, or by signing up in the Chapel Prayer Book.
  • Services are held daily at the Carrollton chapel, led by the chaplain or a volunteer minister.


If you have questions about pastoral care or any other Tanner Health System services, please call 770.836.9666.

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