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Sister Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP, Brings Comfort to Dying Patients and their Families
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April 13, 2020, Maywood, Illinois – Adrian Dominican Sister Xiomara Méndez-Hernández, OP, as part of the chaplaincy team at Loyola University Medical Center, is finding new ways to be with patients who are dying of COVID-19, the new coronavirus, and with their families. The chaplains make every effort to ensure that patients don’t die alone – even if they have to speak to them from the hall outside of the room – and that families can speak to their dying loved ones. “I think I’ve never prayed so much in my whole life,” Sister Xiomara told Kate Thayer of The Chicago Tribune. Read the entire article on the compassionate ministry of the chaplains in dealing with COVID-19 patients and their families.

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Avatar  slice master 2 weeks agoReply

Truly grateful for the medical inventions that have been born in the covid 19 era. Millions of people have kept their lives.

Avatar  Nancy Murray 4 years agoReply

How lucky the patients are to have your compassionate presence with them and to be able to convey to their families some connection and comfort. Take care of you, too, dear Xioma!



 

 

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