Fairview’s commitment to meeting the spiritual needs of patients dates back to our founding in 1906 by a group of Lutheran churches in Minneapolis. Today, we partner with many different faith communities to fulfill unmet health needs in the areas we serve.
The Fairview Interfaith Health Collaborative works to make our communities healthier through programs like parish nurses, immunization clinics and health education.
Our experienced faculty members prepare students to work in clinical and community settings addressing the spiritual needs of parishioners, patients, their families, health care staff and community members. Students engage in ministry alongside their CPE supervisor and Fairview chaplains in individual or group consultations.
Fairview provides pastors and other church leaders with the counseling and support services needed to sustain vital faith communities.
Fairview has a diverse network of chaplains from many faith traditions. They are available to help patients at our hospitals and in our home care and hospice program. Chaplains work with patients, families, staff and volunteers to help them cope with stress, anxiety and other emotions.