Patients & Visitors

Welcome Letter

It is my hope this section will introduce you to the work of our department, guide you through the various opportunities for ministry and programs we have in place to minister to and educate our staff, patients, their families and community at large.

Our Departmental Mission reflects the Mission of Memorial Health System: to partner in the holistic approach of helping improve the health of the people and communities we serve. Our departmental Vision is "to inspire the conscious integration of the spiritual, cultural and emotional needs of the diverse community of people we serve."

Our department has a connection with the Greater Springfield Interfaith Association which provides access to the various faith leaders who are represented throughout the greater Springfield community. Our relationship with GSIA expands and compliments our ability to make provisions for follow up ministry with most all major faith beliefs represented in Springfield.

Should you have any questions or concerns that I can assist you with, please call me at 217-788-3587 or my Administrative Assistant Cheryl at 217-788-3585. My email address is


Chaplain Greg Stafford Director, Pastoral Care

Chaplain Greg Stafford, M.Div., BCC
Director, Pastoral Care