Largest Louisiana Hospital Seeks Director of Pastoral Care

FaithSearch Partners to manage a search for the Director of Pastoral Care. Our Lady of the Lake is the largest private medical center in Louisiana and is the dominant healthcare institution in the greater Baton Rouge area. The Medical Center serves as the flagship hospital for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, which has a combined service area that covers more than 1.8 million individuals statewide.

As a Catholic hospital, Our Lady of the Lake strives to minister to the spiritual side of all patients as well as to offer quality medical care. The staff of interdenominational chaplains in the Pastoral Care Department is trained to assist patients and their families with the spiritual problems of illness and to provide the appropriate prayers, sacraments, counseling and spiritual presence. The Director of Pastoral Care will be primarily responsible to practice within, lead, supervise and administrate the staff of full- and part-time chaplains in these endeavors.

“What is unique about this department and this hospital as a whole is that the commitment to spiritual care extends to all patients and their families, regardless of religious denomination,” said Jeff Jernigan, Senior Vice President of Faith Search Partners. “The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced spiritual leader with a passion for pastoral care and the professional capacity to incorporate interdisciplinary thinking in all areas of organization, management and communication.”

For more detailed information or to refer a potential candidate, please contact Jeff Jernigan, FaithSearch’s Senior Vice President and Ministry Team Leader at jjernigan@faithsearchpartners.com. All inquiries and transmissions are confidential.

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FaithSearch Partners is one of the nation’s leading retained executive search firms and is the only one of its kind focused exclusively on identifying and recruiting leaders for churches, parachurch organizations, as well as faith-based hospitals and healthcare systems. Combined, consultants at FaithSearch Partners have successfully managed more than 450 executive-level searches for numerous high-profile faith-based organizations across the country. Its website can be found at www.faithsearchpartners.com.

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center is affiliated with the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and is the largest private medical center in Louisiana with more than 700 licensed beds and an 11-parish service area. Our Lady of the Lake treats more than 35,000 patients in the hospital and serves more than 350,000 persons through outpatient locations with the assistance of more than 1,000 physicians and 4,000 team members. Along with a number of outpatient facilities, the Medical Center operates two nursing homes and has an affiliated cancer facility. The Regional Medical Center’s campus is also home to Our Lady of the Lake College. More information can be found at www.ololrmc.com.