Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care department at Memorial Hospital is comprised of a staff chaplain, chaplain associates and pastoral care volunteers working together to assure quality pastoral care. We are available to aid in accessing religious and spiritual beliefs, attitutdes and practices in support of your recover. We also assist with crisis issues across a full range of emotional and spirity needs. 

Pastoral Care at Memorial Hospital is provided for people of all faiths, ethnic background and race. The Chaplain can contact your pastor or church leader or connect you with support from outside the hospital by maintaining effective networking channels with our multiple religious communities. We attend to religious needs by responding to requests for prayer, confession, baptism and other sacraments and perform rituals as requested by patients, families and hospital staff.

Use of the Chapel

The Chapel at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County is open and available to all patients, families and staff, 24 hours a day. Located on the first floor of the hospital, the Chapel is an ideal place for prayer, meditation or reflection. Please turn right past the main elevators and the Chapel is the third door on your left.

Staff Chaplain

Bonnylee Witt completed her Clinical Pastoral Education residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina and has over 15 years pastoral and chaplaincy experience. She received her Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary Richmond, Virginia.

The Pastoral Care office is open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. A chaplain is on call 24-hours a day for emergencies. 

Any patient, family member or staff can request Pastoral Care by contacting the office at (276) 666-7886, calling the hospital switchboard at 276.666.7200 and asking for the chaplain or chaplain on call.