Pastoral Care Information for Patients

Faith as a Resource for Patients and Families

The chaplains of the hospital are available to patients, families and friends from all religious faiths and to those with no affiliation.

Whether you have a religious background or not, we will offer you an attentive ear to listen to what you are going through and help explore how the illness of yourself or a loved one affects your life.

If you would like one of us to stop by your room for a visit, we would be happy to do so.  You may ask your nurse to contact us or you may call our office directly on 16020.

Contacting Your Clergy

If desired, our chaplaincy office will contact your own church, parish or synagogue.  We make this notification only with your permission.  Please call us at 609.853.6020 (in-hospital extension 16020) if you would like this service.

Roman Catholic priests can be reached for response to urgent needs.  Rabbis are available by request.  A Hindu priest or an Imam also can be contacted on your behalf.

Communion for Roman Catholics

Communion is available for Roman Catholics on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

This service is provided by Eucharistic Ministers from St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Princeton.

Department Staff


The Reverend Matthew Rhodes -- UMCP
The Reverend Cheryl Regis -- Princeton House
The Reverend Amy Fairbanks Seat - Princeton Hospice
Rabbi Robert Freedman -- UMCP
Father Ignatius Okoroji -- UMCP
Bhuvana Kalyanam -- Office Coordinator 

Contacting the Department of Religious Ministries

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro
One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
Phone: 609.853.6020

Our offices are located on the first floor of University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, adjacent to the Chapel of Light.