Spiritual Care

Welcome to the Chaplain's office at the NCH Healthcare System

Spiritual Care services are provided by a team of trained chaplains representing a variety of religious traditions. The Spiritual Care services include pastoral visitation, compassionate presence, and pastoral support. Chaplains provide spiritual support, compassionate presence, reflective listening, rituals, sacraments as requested. An on-call chaplain is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To request Spiritual Care, a chaplain visit or to contact your local clergy, please call the Chaplain at (239) 624-2600.

Chapel

Our Chapel is located on the second floor NCH Baker Hospital (near the cafeteria) and the first floor at North Collier Hospital and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for prayer, meditation and reflection. Religious literature is available in the chapel.

Catholic Mass is provided at the NCH Naples Hospital in the Chapel (in season) each Sunday at 12:30pm.

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) Program 
The NCH CPE Program is an accredited professional education supervised ministry program. The program is accredited by the  Associate of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. and the US Department of Education. The first CPE unit at NCH began in October 1999. The Methodology of the NCH CPE Program is to integrate the clinical and experiential practice of ministry.  

CPE Chaplain Students are assigned to clinical units at Downtown Naples NCH Baker Hospital (420 beds) and North Naples NCH Hospital (300 beds) . The program requires 400 hours of training, 100 of those are academic and the other 300 is the practice of ministry. 

NCH Extended CPE Program
  • Dates: January-June and June-December
  • Application Due Date: April 15 for June start - October 15 for January start
  • Selections: Made by PAG Admissions Committee
  • Enrollment: Minimum of 3, not to exceed 7 students each unit
  • Dress: Business Professional, no perfume or cologne, closed toe shoes
  • Classes: Every Monday
    • 1:00pm - 5:15pm: Group Instruction
  • Each student is required to do 16 hours of CPE work each week + on call
    • Monday's: 4 hours Academic and Group Process
    • 12 Hours of Clinical Work will be negotiated and assigned by Supervisor (ideally 3 four-hour time slots each week)
    • Participation weekly in the overnight on call
Fees:
  • Application: $35
  • Tuition: $600
To Apply Complete the Application Below

Contact Information

For application, NCH CPE brochure and information call
NCH Administrative Assistant: Lynn Lewis
NCH Healthcare System
350 7th St. N. Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 624-2600
Email: Lynn.Lewis@NCHmd.org

NCH ACPE Educator: Rev. Jennie Thomas, M. Div.,
Director of Pastoral Care
ACPE Certified Educator
NCH Healthcare System
350 7th St. N. Naples, FL 34102
Phone: (239) 624-2600
Email: Jennie.Thomas@NCHmd.org