Spaulding Chaplains are dedicated to providing culturally sensitive spiritual care to people of all faiths, traditions and beliefs. They serve as compassionate spiritual companions to you, your family and sometimes our staff. They collaborate with clinicians, therapists and you to further expand your healing process, making it more personal and reminding us all of what’s most important.
Having Chaplains on our staff allows us to focus on you as a whole person. They help us understand your needs and serve your emotional and spiritual well being as we help you rehabilitate your body. And they’re here to help you deal with the challenges of therapy and continuing medical care, especially when living with or recovering from an illness or a newly-diagnosed condition. Chaplains collaborate with other members of the clinical team in promoting an integrative healing process. Offering spiritual guidance is yet another way we’re committed to helping you return to your highest levels of functionality and independence.
Levels of Care for Spiritual Care
Along the way, your recovery is supported by some the most advanced rehabilitation treatments, research and programs available that create a continuum of care.
The Spaulding Spiritual Care Team
Spaulding’s multi-faith Spiritual Care team is composed of interfaith chaplains representing Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim traditions.
Department Director, Spiritual Care
Bruce Aguilar, BCC (board-certified chaplain)
Based in Cambridge, also work in Charlestown.
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (Charlestown)
*Michael Kelleher, BCC
Pastor Karen Lubic, BCC
Spaulding Hospital Cambridge (Cambridge)
*Rev. Heather Lucas
Spaulding Brighton (Brighton)
*Mary Catherine MacGillivray
Cantor Nancy Sargon
Rev. Amanda Harmeling
We are supported by volunteers and a summer Harvard Divinity School intern.
* Indicates part-time chaplains; all others are per diem.