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Providing a place for prayer to experience
Hope, Healing & Recovery

For over 50 years, the chaplains of Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center Pastoral Care have conducted spiritual work by providing non-denominational spiritual and emotional support, encouragement, comfort, consolation and prayer to the entire care team, and their patients. As part of the patient care team, chaplains tend to a patient’s emotional, social, physical and spiritual aspects of healing that honors the needs of body, mind and spirit.

While Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center's healthcare advanced, the chapel where Pastoral Care operates has not changed in over 50 years. The hospital chapel is open at all times for quiet prayer and meditation for anyone. 

We would like to invite you to make a prayerful contribution towards the Ochsner Lafayette General medical Center chapel expansion and renovation project. Your contribution will allow us to provide more space and improve the condition of the chapel for those looking to pray for hope, healing and recovery.

Pastoral Care at Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center will Provide:

  • A quiet place for prayer and meditation for anyone of any faith
  • Pastoral care to 20,000 + individuals and their families
  • Daily counseling for most patients - Staffed by chaplains/counselors and 40 volunteers
  • At least two chaplains present 10 hours a day, seven days a week
  • Additional chaplains on standby 24/7
  • Onsite and on call presence includes, but is not limited to:
    • Daily and special event religious services
    • Sunday/Holiday Mass Memorial services
  • Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency involvement and support
  • Chapel and Pastoral Care Offices to be maintained by Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center (Maintenance Fund Included)

Committee Members

Madlyn Hilliard, Co-Chair
Nancy Broadhurst, Campaign Coordinator
Lana Adams
Monique Burdin
Damon Cudihy, MD
Kim Hardey, MD
Carolyn Huval
Gus Ingraldi, MD
Milton Jolivette, Jr., MD
Robert John, Sr.
Cindy Krampe
Marc Mouton
Bo & Jerry Ramsay
Steve Rees, MD
Doris Reggie
Bryan Sibley, MD

For more information or to discuss giving opportunities for Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center's Chapel Project, please email the foundation at, or call (337) 571-0080.