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Our Spiritual Services

The people who make up Valley Baptist Medical Center have the call to serve the people of the Lower Rio Grande Valley as it relates to the healthcare needs of our community.

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Mission and Ministry

Our mission is to serve the community in a holistic manner. This attention to the mind, body and spirit of all we serve has been a leading influence throughout the history of VBMC.

Department of Pastoral Services

Our Department of Pastoral Services exemplifies the strong commitment of the VBMC to care for the spiritual needs of its patients and their families. Our network of support systems in the medical center address the clearly defined spiritual needs of the patients, families and staff of VBMC.

Chaplains in service to patients and families

Valley Baptist chaplains minister to people of all faiths. We respect all religious traditions and are trained to attend to the needs of patients and their families in crisis, in times of spiritual distress or celebration. We can also assist a patient in contacting his or her own minister or faith group representative. If you would like to talk with a chaplain, you may call (956) 389-1194.

Patients and families may choose to call on chaplains 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

  • Before and after surgery or other serious procedures
  • When confronting new diagnosis or difficult illness
  • For help coping with fear or uncertainty
  • When concerned about the past or future, family or death

As a member of the Baptist General Convention of Texas Human Welfare Coordinating Board family of institutions, Valley Baptist Medical Center also relates directly to other Baptist hospitals in Texas who share our vision and purpose for Christian health care.

Scriptures of encouragement

“… I was sick and you took care of me.” Good News Bible

“… I was sick and you visited me.” King James Version