Spiritual Care

At New York Eye and Ear of Mount Sinai (NYEE), we are committed to healing the body, mind, and spirit. As part of the health care team, chaplains contribute to caring for the whole person. We know dealing with an illness or injury may be confusing and stressful, and we encourage you to call upon our chaplains for emotional and spiritual support, counseling, religious ritual, and prayer.

Our spiritual care staff is interfaith and highly respectful of everyone’s individual beliefs. They offer counseling to help patients and their families find comfort and hope while experiencing challenges.

The scope of our services includes:

  • One-on-one spiritual and emotional support
  • Prayer, blessings, and rituals
  • Meditation and guided imagery
  • Religious literature
  • Contact with your or your family’s faith community for sacramental services
  • Counsel, as requested, in ethics consultations

Chaplains at NYEE

Our compassionate team of chaplains is committed to making sure the needs of each individual patient are met.

Silvia Mejia, MDiv
Chaplain Resident

Lindsey Briggs, MDiv
Chaplain Resident

Jensen Jones, MDiv
Chaplain Resident

Rabbi Jo Hirschmann, BCC, ACPE
ACPE Certified Educator
Director of Spiritual Care at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Contact Us 

To arrange a visit, you may ask your nurse to contact your unit’s chaplain. The Spiritual Care and Education Department can be reached weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at 212-979-4793. If you need assistance outside of these hours, please leave a message and we will respond the next business day.

Spiritual Care and Education Resources at Mount Sinai Health System

For more information about spiritual care, education resources, and volunteer opportunities available at the Mount Sinai Health System, go to: