Adirondack Health Hosts Annual Tri-Lakes Ministry & Clergy Summit
SARANAC LAKE – On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake hosted the annual Tri-Lakes Ministry & Clergy Summit, a luncheon gathering of regional clergy members and pastoral care providers.
Attendees, representing all area denominations, reflected upon the 2016 national Pastoral Care Week’s theme “Spiritual Resilience”, and affirmed that delivery of care for all in healthcare integrates the values of the mind, body, and spirit to people of diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds. The summit fostered dialogue among multiple disciplines and presented an opportunity for those in ministry and pastoral care to share their experiences and celebrate the work they do to help others heal.
Sponsored by Adirondack Health’s Administration Department, the luncheon was blessed with an opening prayer by Father David Ousley of St. Eustace Episcopal Church in Lake Placid. The keynote address, A Healthy Heart for a Healthy Congregation, was delivered by Dr. Anthony Tramontano, Adirondack Health’s Director of Cardiology.
“We are very fortunate to have such a committed group of spiritual care professionals available to assist patients and their families throughout the Tri-Lakes area,” said Rev. Steve Kovacevich, Director of Pastoral Care at Adirondack Health. “Spiritual assessment and compassionate support contribute to the optimal healing experience of the whole person, and we thank Adirondack Health’s Administration and this year’s presenter, Dr. Tramontano, for their support of pastoral and spiritual care.”