During your stay at Ocala Regional Medical Center, you can request to have a visit with our chaplain. Our chaplain is available for your spiritual needs, offering a caring ministry that is supportive and encouraging.

Visits from our chaplain, Jim Riley, are available throughout the week; simply check with the case management office for hours. In addition to our chaplain, you may request services from other community clergy or religious leaders by contacting your nurse, case manager, or social worker.

Chaplain services are available through our case management department.

Pastoral care offers spiritual care for patients and their families:

  • Conversation, relationship, fellowship and friendship
  • Counseling to help find peace, wholeness and health by focusing on specific life issues
  • Spiritual encouragement with ministry of presence, prayer and scripture reading
  • Distribution of Bibles and other resources
To reach our chaplain, Jim Riley, call (352) 425-5986.

A Message From Our Chaplain:

"Preparation with many years of bereavement ministry, Seminary and board-certified training has brought me to Ocala Health to be a spiritual guide for patients in this hospital community. I began hospital chaplaincy in 2002. I enjoy the diverse opportunities to help people from all walks of life. Everyone needs love and encouragement. Studies have proven that chaplaincy in hospitals help patients and staff to be content and fulfilled in life. I look forward to serving the patients, family, staff and community within this role!"

Jim Riley