Institutional Chaplaincy Ministry

Chaplains provide spiritual and emotional care to patients, residents, family members, physicians and staff

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Clinical Pastoral Education

Direct clinical training enhances valuable spiritual care skills.

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About Pacific Health Ministry

Providing the highest quality interfaith spiritual care, pastoral training to students and education for the community


Who We Are

Pacific Health Ministry (PHM) was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization to develop hospital ministry, and Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) programs in Hawaii. The idea for the agency evolved in the hearts and minds of healthcare and religious leaders. In the early 1980s, there was a growing interest in the value of spiritual care in healthcare institutions to address complex bio-ethical questions and end-of-life issues. A community of religious and health-care leaders gathered to seek ways to deal with these challenging concerns. Through consultation with the former Pacific Region of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE), models were formulated to develop a spiritual care and education program within the multi-cultural, multi-religious context of Hawaii.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality interfaith spiritual care to the people of Hawai'i, pastoral training to students around the world and education for the community.

Support our work

You can support Pacific Health Ministry while you shop at Amazon! Participation is easy and best of all, it’s free for you! Enjoy the same great prizes and benefits of Amazon but when you purchase an eligible item Amazon with donate 0.5% of the purchase price to PHM.

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Pacific Health Ministry is the only fully accredited institution in Hawaii by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE).
Each year, because of Hawaii’s unique multi-cultural interfaith environment and the quality of Pacific Health Ministry’s CPE Center,
approximately 25 ministers and seminarians are accepted into the program to receive clinical training to serve as student chaplains in training.