The Pastoral Care Department offers the Hackensack University Medical Center community — our patients, their families, and our staff — spiritual and religious comfort and support.
In our Mission we rely on traditions both ever ancient and ever new to promote healing in body, mind, and spirit with unconditional acceptance and love to men and women — both old and young — of all faiths and traditions. In collaboration with The Planetree Initiative, Pastoral Care offers complementary modalities of holistic care to our patients, families, and staff recognizing the connection between the body, the mind, and the spirit in the healing process.
Worship Services of Various Faith Traditions
Reiki (in conjunction with The Planetree Initiative)
Labyrinth (in conjunction with The Planetree Initiative)
Our Mission is entirely consistent with the overall hospital mission of providing "Compassionate Patient-Centered Care" in innovated ways to all we serve.
Patient Care Services & Leadership: Pastoral Care Services
MA, M.DIV, BCC, D.MIN, Director, Pastoral Care Services
Reverend David Armstrong brings wide-ranging experience to his role as director of the Department of Pastoral Care. His rich background as a pastor and community activist, which was recognized by the Asian-Indian American Community Association’s Annual Achievement Award in 2010, and his years of professional experience at several Fortune 500 companies have been a great asset in his leadership role at Hackensack University Medical Center.