Blessing of the Hands
Each year during Hospital Week, the Pastoral Care Center at St. Mark’s Hospital gathers a multi-faith group of spiritual leaders. Hospital employees are invited to have their hands blessed by one, many or all of these leaders. Each spiritual leader prays according to her or his own faith tradition, invoking and inviting the Holy to bless the work of the hands of each employee. This is a day of healing for the healers. During this event, we recognize caregivers and many others for all that they do to promote healing and provide comfort for patients throughout the year. We also recognize the importance of an on-going commitment at St. Mark’s Hospital; to honor the role of compassion and spirituality in the healing process for patients and family members as well as for hospital staff.