Spiritual Care

We're Here For You

We all need uplifted sometimes. Genesis Spiritual Care provides spiritual and emotional support for patients and their families. We're here for you regardless of your faith tradition, and you don’t need a religious affiliation to contact us.

Our chaplains provide support and listening during times of joy or suffering, calm or crisis or difficult decision-making. We provide an open, caring and compassionate environment, so you can draw upon your own unique beliefs and practices for comfort, courage and strength. We understand that the healing process involves body, mind and spirit.

Here are the services we provide:  

  • Notify churches and synagogues for patients if requested
  • Offer crisis intervention
  • Provide help in making difficult decisions
  • Offer religious sacraments
  • Lead memorial services
  • Supply training for lay visitors
  • Offer cultural diversity training
  • Provide short term individual counseling
  • Be an advocate

Advanced Directives Assistance

Genesis Spiritual Care offers help with advanced directives. Advanced directives are legal documents that allow you to spell out what kind of medical care you'd want if you were too ill or hurt to express your wishes. If you need help with advanced directives, call Ann Vannoy at 454-5859 to schedule a time to talk with us. You can reach us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Chapel at Genesis Hospital

The new St. Francis Chapel will open later in the year. The new chapel is named in honor of St. Francis of Assisi and will be open to everyone of all faiths for prayer and reflection. St. Francis, a humble, poor man, is popular among Catholics, Protestants and non-Christians. St. Francis chose to walk in the footsteps of Jesus Christ, live the gospel and rekindle the love of God – the same spirit the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity embrace.

The Sisters donated the chapel and have served in health care in Zanesville and the surrounding areas since 1900. You’ll find our sisters in Mission and our chaplains in Spiritual Care conveniently located next to the chapel. The chapel will be open 24/7 later this year as a place to come for prayer and reflection. In the meantime, a temporary chapel is on the garden level of the new Genesis Hospital.

St. Francis Chapel Features

  • Stained glass window from Good Samaritan Hospital
  • New furnishings and San Damiano Crucifix
  • Conveniently located next to Mission and Spiritual Care
  • To be completed late summer

We’re here for everyone. Chaplains are also available to community members, by appointment. You can reach Genesis Spiritual Care Services at (740) 454-5859.

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The Muskingum Valley Health Centers (MVHC) offers primary care for all ages.

You can also visit our online physician directory or contact our NurseLine at (740) 455-4949 or 800-948-4949.