Heritage In 1938 St. Mary's was established as a nursing home for the poor in the West Palm Beach area by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany (NY). Within a year after opening the facility, the Sisters realized a greater need existed for more intensive medical treatment and they changed St. Mary's focus to acute hospital care. Today St. Mary's is a 463-bed acute care hospital that continues to uphold the religious and ethical directives of the Catholic Church and has a full-time pastoral care staff, bringing comfort and support to families of all faith backgrounds.
Contacting Pastoral Care The Pastoral Care team can be reached by calling 561-881-2899. After office hours, you may leave a message at this number. Messages are retrieved periodically throughout the day and night. Inside the hospital, you can reach the Chaplain on duty by dialing ext. 26343.
When do I contact Pastoral Care? You can ask for a Chaplain to visit you any time, day or night. During your pre-admission to the hospital, you may request a visit for the day of your surgery. If you are feeling down or discouraged during your hospital stay, a visit with a Chaplain might help put things in perspective. You might want to share in Holy Communion while you are a patient, and a Chaplain can bring it in your hospital room. If you have other concerns, our Chaplains are here for you.
Daily Mass A Catholic Mass is held in the Old Convent Chapel on the St. Mary's campus at 12 noon Monday-Friday. There is a small meditation chapel on the first floor of the hospital, located near the Interfaith Elevators.
Prayer Requests Requests for prayer and Mass Intentions may be placed in the Prayer Box located on the wall outside the meditation chapel on the first floor of the hospital located near the Interfaith elevators or by calling 561-881-2899. Requests may be made 24/7/365
Florida Catholic Conference
Diocese of Palm Beach