HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital is holding a 12-hour prayer vigil for those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The vigil will be on Tuesday, September 12 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Chapel, located on the first floor just inside of the east entrance.
“Given the enormity of grief and suffering these storms have produced and are causing, we were moved to hold this prayer vigil to bring hope to those affected,” said Tonya Bowrey, co-mission leader for HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital. “We are finding everyone knows someone who has been or will be touched by these disasters.”
Bowrey said, “We are hoping for a marathon of grace for our southern neighbors. We are hoping someone will be present in prayer throughout our entire vigil. We will also include a special prayer chain request list on which you may add your friends, family or loved ones in the storm’s path, and you may choose to share your name or keep the request anonymous.”
This event is designed for all faiths. The HSHS Good Shepherd Chapel is all inclusive no matter your walk of faith.
About HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital
Since its inception in 1916, HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville (GSS) has been dedicated to excellence in healthcare for those living and visiting their communities. GSS has accomplished this by providing comprehensive health services and meeting the needs of patients served through their compassionate care, business integrity and community responsibility. GSS provides a 24/7 emergency department that is fully staffed by physicians and highly-trained nurses, and also features inpatient and outpatient services, including a 24-hour laboratory and an imaging department that meets today’s highest standards for diagnostic imaging technology. GSS has an advanced surgery department and an acute inpatient care unit. Dedicated to being a hometown hospital, GSS’ home health and rehabilitation departments are committed to excellence with a team of professional nurses and therapists providing a variety of medical services and rehabilitative therapies, all designed to help patients heal in their own environment. The group of visiting specialists in the outpatient clinic works closely with GSS to help keep the healthcare services local even if a specialized procedure or exam is required. GSS strives to be the first choice for the community’s healthcare needs. For more information about HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital, visit www.hshsgoodshepherd.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 15 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visitwww.hospitalsisters.org.