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Rose McKeown
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Thanks Mike! yes, there is pain and grief with the merger but there is also even more gratitude. We were non-profit and we merged with a non-profit healthcare system whose CEO very much appreciates the work of chaplains as does our CEO here at the smaller hospital. Yet, ‘getting another chaplain will not happen, at least in my time” is probably true for me. There’s the feeling, on the part of some but not all, that area clergy meet the needs of the patients from their Churches who are in the hospital. If a person has no religion, than a chaplain visit probably wouldn’t be that important to them either. We have a lot of education to do!!!