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Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

Welcome to Spiritual Care Services

As partners in healing, Spiritual Care Services provides spiritual and emotional support. We engage and advocate for the full expression of your experience and spiritual wellbeing; in health as well as in illness. We respect and invite the inner lives and belief systems of all patients, families, visitors, staff and the greater community.

Chaplains are here to accompany you when:

  • you need compassionate support and someone to listen
  • you seek a kind hearted conversation about fear, hope, faith, peace, or healing
  • you are facing a serious illness or difficult healthcare decision
  • you desire prayer or ritual
  • you are considering an ethical or moral dilemma
  • you are grieving the loss of a loved one

Our chaplains

Our clinically trained healthcare chaplains serve as members of your healthcare team. They specialize in providing spiritual care to people of all traditions, cultures, and beliefs. If requested, they can also help connect you with clergy or other religious leaders in the community.

Visit the Prayer/Meditation Room

Located on the second floor of the main hospital near the intensive care units in the Fremont and San Leandro hospitals, the Prayer/Meditation Rooms are peaceful places to reflect, meditate and pray. They contain sacred writings and prayer books of several traditions.


Contact Information

Fremont Medical Center

39400 Paseo Padre Parkway
Hospital Building, 1st Floor
Fremont, CA 94538

Telephone
510-248-7095

Hours
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

San Leandro Medical Center

2500 Merced Street
Building A, 2nd Floor
San Leandro, CA 94577

Telephone
510-454-4716

Hours
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Information
Naomi Saks, Director
510-454-4718
naomi.t.saks@kp.org


Spiritual Care Staff

Titus George, M.A., B.D., M.Th.
Board Certified Chaplain, San Leandro Hospital

Chaplain George earned his M.A. in Sociology and his Master of Theology in India, and completed his clinical pastoral education residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. He is board certified with the Association of Professional Chaplains. As a researcher and educator he has explored the intersections between spirituality and health, and has written articles on spiritual care, ethnic identity, and social change. His most recent article, “My Ishvara is Dead: Spiritual Care on the Fringes” was published in 2009 in the Journal of Religion and Health.
Rev. Carol McAninch, D.Min
Board Certified Chaplain
ACPE Supervisor
Fremont Hospital

Carol McAninch joined Kaiser Fremont Hospital with a history of chaplaincy work and ministry as an ACPE Supervisor (Association for Clinical Pastoral Education is a graduate level training program for training chaplains). She has worked at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. She is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and endorsed for Hospital Chaplaincy and ACPE Supervision. She earned her BA from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ, her MDiv from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and her DMin from New York Theological Seminary.
Rev. Stephanie Gameros, M.Div., M.A.B.L.
Board Certified Chaplain, San Leandro Hospital

Rev. Stephanie Gameros earned her Master in Divinity at the Pacific School of Religion and a Master in Biblical Languages at the Graduate Theology Union, in Berkeley. She completed her clinical pastoral education at the University of San Francisco Medical Center. She is a “Singing Chaplain,” toting guitar and music book in hand as she visits patients, and is passionate about the holistic healing benefits of music. Her work has been highlighted in “So Healthy” magazine in the 2010 Summer issue.

Rev. Carol Estes
Palliative Care Chaplain, Out-Patient

Carol earned her Master in Divinity from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. She completed a clinical pastoral education residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, NC. In 2007, she was featured in Career Visions an on-line magazine. She is a certified Domestic Violence / Substance Abuse counselor. Carol is also a certified Appreciative Inquiry facilitator. She has worked in the health-care field for more than twenty years.