Program Director

A Message from the Director of UAMS Pastoral Care and Clinical Pastoral Training

Pastoral Care Director

The Pastoral Care Department at UAMS provides pastoral and emotional support to patients, and their loved ones as they deal with the difficult issues surrounding a hospitalization.

Our care begins by recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual and a commitment to treat each of our patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion.

We respect the faith traditions of our patients and, when requested, our staff will contact a patient’s pastor or representative of their faith community.

We recognize that our patients have their own family traditions, come from different cultural backgrounds, and have their own unique ways of expressing what gives their life meaning. Our chaplains respect these differences and seek to provide the kind of religious support each patient needs as an individual.

If you would like to have a pastoral visit or to speak with a chaplain, you may call the Pastoral Care Department at 501-686-6217 or the Chaplain Pager at 501-688-2060.  The Director of Pastoral Care, and Clinical Pastoral Education, George Hankins-Hull, may be reached at 501-686-6888.

A Chaplain is available 24 hours a day to assist patients and their loved ones.