The chaplains in the Pastoral Care Department are here to assist all patients, families, and staff from any faith background with both religious and spiritual needs. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You may call a chaplain or have a nurse call a chaplain for you at any time.
We are located on the Garden Level across from the Hunt Cafeteria.
Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. If you need our assistance after hours, have a nurse or the hospital operator contact a chaplain for you.
The ACH Chapel is open for prayer to people of all faiths. It is located on the second floor near the Capitol Café and is open 24 hours a day for patients, families, and staff.
ACH Chapel Story
Mr. Hershel Friday was a long-time Arkansas Children's Hospital board member. Our chapel is named for Hershel and Beth Friday's daughter, Pamela Friday. Pamela was born February 27, 1953, in Little Rock. She was their only daughter and youngest child, having two older brothers, Gregory and Steven.
Pamela attended schools in the Little Rock Public School system and was graduated from Hall High School in 1971.
In August 1971, she married Jay F. Freeman of Little Rock. Pamela and Jay attended Ouachita Baptist University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock together. Pam loved country life and enjoyed the horses she kept at their home in Cabot. On January 1, 1975, Cassandra Alexis Freeman was born to Pam and Jay. On March 3, 1977, Pam died after a sudden illness.
In 1982 the Pamela Friday Freeman Chapel was dedicated in her loving memory.
The ACNW Chapel is open for prayer to people of all faiths. The Robin George Chapel is located on the Garden Level across from the Hunt Family Café. It is open 24 hours a day for patients, families and staff. A prayer request card is also available from a chaplain, or in the chapel.
Arkansas Children's offers a Prayer Ministry to give local church congregations and individuals a way to support patients and families. More than 200 congregations and individuals of many faiths provide support and receive the ...
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Faithful Friends was established at ACH in order for us to ensure that newly admitted patients and their families are aware of the availability of spiritual support, whether they physically see a member of Pastoral Care or not. This program allows trained volunteers to deliver new, soft stuffed animals ("Faithful Friends") and the colorful storybook, Fuzzy Bunny, A Faithful Friend, to children newly admitted to ACH units such as Medical/Surgical, Infant Toddler, Intermediate Care, and Neurology. Patients and families will learn that their Faithful Friend comes to them with love from people they have never met who are thinking of and praying for them - a tangible symbol of God's healing presence.
These Friends are often tucked next to patients who are going into surgery, held next to the hearts of anxious family members who are waiting for news, kissed by injured children waiting for families to arrive at the hospital, and loved by siblings feeling detached from their brother or sister.