For more than 100 years, St. Anthony Regional Hospital and Nursing Home has served the people of Carroll and west central Iowa by expanding to meet the ever changing healthcare needs of area residents. St. Anthony spreads God's love by healing and caring for the total person – body, mind and soul - in a spirit of Franciscan hospitality and reverence. The spiritual support brought to the bedside not only by Chaplain Peg, but also by area priests, ministers, and each St. Anthony employee is recognized as an integral part of the healing process.

Certified Chaplain(s) are available to provide emotional and spiritual support to patients, residents, staff and their families. St. Anthony is privileged to have the ministry of neighboring clergy and priests to assist with the spiritual needs that may arise in the hospital environment.

Pastoral Care Staff is available 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. In case of an emergency, contact the hospital operator (dial "0") for assistance.

Scheduled Religious Services

Daily Mass is scheduled at 9:30 a.m., in the Nursing Home Chapel.
Sunday Mass is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. (Times will vary on Holy Days and holidays).
Mass is televised live daily, from the Nursing Home Chapel.  Patients and residents can watch from their rooms (on flat screen T.V.'s on channel 16-1; on older T.V.'s on channel 992)
Sacramental coverage is available upon request (24/7).

Adoration Chapels and Reflection Rooms

Two Adoration Chapels are available for prayer and devotion, 24 hours a day. The chapels are located on the second floor of the hospital, next to the atrium, and on first floor of the Nursing Home, next to the large Chapel. 
Two Reflection Rooms are available for people of all faiths for private use. The Reflection Rooms are located on first floor of the hospital, down the hall from the Emergency Department, and on the third floor of the hospital, across from the elevators. The Reflection Rooms provide a quiet, peaceful environment for respite and contemplation.

When to Request a Visit From the Chaplain

Chaplains are available upon request to help patients and their families with their spiritual concerns during a time of illness.

Catholic patients are invited to celebrate the Sacrament of the Sick by contacting the Chaplain.Daily Communion is distributed to the Catholic patients by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.Chaplains and clergy are available to support patients and their families as they are facing death and the grief that follows.Chaplains can contact spiritual leaders and clergy of any faith upon request by patients and families.

What to Expect From Your Chaplain

Confidentiality
Referral visits
Good listening skills
Information on support groups
Opportunity for prayer
Spiritual counseling and grief ministry in dealing with loss or death
Guidance regarding questions about medical ethics, life support decisions and organ donation

For more information on the Pastoral Care Endowment, please contact Trish Roberts, Development Director at 712-794-5223
or email foundation@stanthonyhospital.org