Cook Children's Spiritual Care, Employees Celebrate Ash Wednesday
On Wednesday, March 2, many of our employees observed Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the season of Lent.
“Lent is a time of reflection 40 days before Easter,” explained Tracy Dunn, chaplain at Cook Children's. “So that all of us can take a moment and pause and think about some important things, like our own humanity.”
Providing ashes for employees is a practice that Cook Children's has done for several years because know many of our staff members work a 12-hour shift and may not be able to attend church on this day.
Chaplains visited different areas of the medical center campus to distribute ashes to employees and patient families.
About Cook Children's Spiritual Care
A child's illness and hospitalization can be a difficult time for any family. Our Spiritual Care team offers spiritual guidance and emotional support to people of all faiths as well as those who practice no particular faith.
The chaplains at Cook Children's are trained and experienced to minister in this demanding and unique environment. Our ministers are also knowledgeable about the developmental and spiritual issues distinctive to hospitalized children.
We work as part of the pediatric health care team, bringing a sense of wholeness and health to patients and families and employees.