Astria Health recognizes the interdependence of an individual's body, mind and environment in the prevention, treatment and cure of disease. It is our belief that every patient has a right to the assessment of his/her psychological and social need, belief systems and preferences in addition to physical needs. A patient has the right to practice his/her personal cultural and/or spiritual beliefs, as well as to provide holistic care in consideration of a patient’s psychosocial and spiritual care needs and optimum care for the dying patient.
Astria Sunnyside Hospital
At Astria Sunnyside Hospital, we understand that events that occur in the hospital have a significant impact on our spiritual health and emotional well-being and they do not have to be faced alone. Our Astria Sunnyside Hospital chaplain is always available to help support patients and their families through difficult situations. Chaplains remain confidential and support all denominations.
Within the hospital, there is safe, quiet space referred to as the Quiet Room. Patients and/or their family members can utilize this space to meet with the Chaplain, or for prayer, meditation, or just as a quiet space to pause.
Astria Toppenish Hospital
Native American Spiritual Center
Tradition and modern medicine cross paths at the Native American Spiritual Center at Astria Toppenish Hospital.
The hospital worked with the Yakama Indian Nation to complete the facility in the fall of 1995. It was designed and built with both the native spiritual and cultural traditions in mind. It includes room for seven drummers and a bell person on the west side looking east, as is common with a last rites ceremony.
The 500-square-foot building, nestled behind the hospital, is a place where tribal members of the Yakama Indian Nation can bid farewell to loved ones or welcome a new life into the world.
The chapel is centrally located in the main lobby of the hospital. The chapel is open 24 hours a day, to patients and visitors alike.