Patients & Visitors at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center  

Spiritual Care

Banner Thunderbird is proud to offer Spiritual Care Services to its patients and visitors  
Whether it’s blessing a newborn or leading a bedside prayer at end of life, our interfaith chaplains are here to help.

Spiritual Care respects and honors diverse theological views and all individual spiritual choices. We work with all hospital departments to link patients with their pastors, priests, rabbi or other faith-based supporters. We also work closely with the faith community and community social service agencies.

Interfaith Chapel & Meditation Room
Banner Thunderbird’s Chapel and Meditation Room are located inside the hospital’s North Lobby (main entrance), just west of the Hospital Information desk. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to anyone who needs a place for quiet reflection and meditation.

Complimentary information in English and Spanish is available inside the chapel, as well. At 10 a.m. every Wednesday, the Chapel holds Catholic Communion services. Prayer rugs are located in the adjoining meditation room.

When to call a chaplain
In times of difficulty and emotional pain, in times of searching and struggling, and in times of joy and celebration, our chaplains are here to serve you:
  • Ministries of Presence, Sacrament, Ritual and Hope
  • Patient emotional support and advocacy
  • Prayer, blessing, anointing, baptism and communion
  • Patient/family consultation
  • Patient visitation
  • Pre-surgery and post surgery visits
  • Trauma and crisis intervention
  • Memorials and other special services
  • End-of-life care

To request a visit from one of our chaplains, please ask your nurse. 

You may also call the Spiritual Care office between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. weekdays at (602) 865-6072. We have on-call chaplains available to serve you seven days a week.

Banner Thunderbird Medical Center
5555 W. Thunderbird Road
Glendale, AZ 85306
(602) 865-5555
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