Lifeline Tarrant County


Annual Benefit Dinner
The Fort Worth Club on April 14 (6:30pm - 9:00pm)
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TARRANT COUNTY:

When Two Come Together
By David Martin, Director of Spiritual Care - Tarrant County

The day after Christmas we received a referral. “Would you check on a young couple from a small town?” The wife was going to have surgery in two days. Lifeline Chaplaincy went to the appropriate room but no one was there. After inquiring at the nurse’s station, we discovered the patient had been rushed into emergency surgery. In the family room sat a solitary young man. His normal support system was absent, expecting the surgery at a later date. It was, after all, the day after Christmas.

Lifeline Chaplaincy was at the side of a worried husband when the reporting surgeon appeared. But now, instead of one person facing uncertain news, two “brothers in faith” stood together. After the doctor left, two people entreated the Lord.

In this story, and countless others, our volunteers have provided comfort and support to those facing serious illness. In these encounters, one becomes two, and when “two or more gathered in My name, there I will be also.” Matthew 18:20. Tarrant County volunteers have “gathered” with thousands of patients in 2014:

• 9,578 patients, family members, and staff were provided spiritual support by Lifeline Chaplaincy. Together they faced the pain of illness and injury.
• Three training workshops were held in February, May, an September, offering ways to be more effective patient visitors. In May’s workshop, three university interns were included.
• 2015 summer interns are selected, and include ACU students Abbie Baird, Paul Figel, and Sarah Richie and York College’s Leslie Galindo.
• These interns will be assigned to Tarrant County hospitals JPS, Mansfield Methodist, Plaza Medical and Harris Methodist.

In these ways, we gather (in His name) to face the uncertainty of illness.



Information:
Office address: 2701 West Berry Street, Suite 102-103, Fort Worth, Texas 76109
Phone: 713-817-9234
E-Mail address: DMartin@LifelineChaplaincy.org

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Patients are being visited in these Ft. Worth area hospitals:

Arlington Memorial CLICK
Baylor Grapevine CLICK
Baylor All-Saints Medical Center CLICK
Cook's Children
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Harris HEB CLICK
Harris Methodist Hospital CLICK
Harris SW Fort Worth CLICK
John Peter-Smith (JPS Health Network) CLICK
Kindred Fort Worth CLICK
Mansfield Methodist CLICK
Medical Center of Arlington CLICK
North Hills Hospital
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Plaza Medical Center CLICK

Texas Health Alliance CLICK

Patients are being visited in these Ft. Worth area nursing and rehabilitation facilities:

LaDora Nursing & Rehab Center CLICK
Wellington Oaks Nursing & Rehabilitation CLICK


Lifeline Chaplaincy Tarrant County office:
2701 West Berry St. Suite 102-103
Fort Worth, TX 76109
713-817-9234
888-767-6363 (toll free)

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