Field Education Sites

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital - Cambridge

1575 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 758-5496
Web address:

Contact Person(s):

Mr. Bruce Aguilar

Organization Description:

SHC is a 180-bed long-term acute-care hospital in the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network which treats almost 2,000 patients per year. Patients stay an average of 25 days at SHC, allowing pastoral relationships to develop. Medical services provided include Oncology Rehab, Pulmonary and Vent Weaning, and other Complex Medical diagnoses.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student will be responsible for providing Spiritual Care to patients of all different religious listings - thus gaining a good introduction to the field of chaplaincy in a healthcare setting. Supervision on-site will reflect on the patient's experience with those they encounter: the patients, their family members, and hospital staff. A student will have opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary team meetings as well as hospital committees meetings (such as the Ethics Advisory Council).

Commute/Transportation Information:

SHC is a 10 minute walk from HDS, on Cambridge Street between Inman Square and Harvard Square.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Pastoral Care and Counseling


Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4,000

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: Students will be identified "Spiritual Care Volunteer" on the hospital ID badge; free parking and a meal coupon are available.

Weekly supervision with chaplain, documentation of spiritual care with patients and family members.

" Chaplain is available at site Monday; Wednesday through Friday.

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