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“Advancing the well-being of individuals and

communities where healthcare meets the human spirit.”


Our chaplains provide spiritual care to the patients, families and staff of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, with costs borne by Bishop Anderson House.


Our flagship Spiritual Care Visitor Training is offered online, and complemented with continuing education workshops for graduates. As adjunct CPE faculty, The Rev. Tommy Rogers supervises chaplaincy training at Rush University Medical Center.

Social Responsibility & Racial Justice

As healers and caregivers we are committed to continue our work dismantling racism and discrimination wherever we find it and to foster and protect the dignity and worth of every human being.

Spirituality & Wellness

Bishop Anderson House provides self-care and stress relieving events for medical personnel to combat burn-out and alleviate compassion fatigue.

Latest Updates

  • Safe and Thriving Communities

    should thwart social-emotional violence as well By The Rev. Dr. Ebony D. Only On October 22, 2023, we determined safe and thriving communities to be the answer.  That was when I sat alongside Dr. Judi Savage, M.D. from Advocate Aurora Health and Traci Simmons, DrPH(c), MPH, CPH, CHES Director, Community Health and Engagement for RUSH University Medical Center as a …Read More »
  • The Gift of an Unexpected Birth . . . .

    In the Labor & Delivery Unit at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, my chaplaincy services are primarily called upon when things do NOT go well. On a recent day, the unit nurse asked me to see a READ MORERead More »
  • Spiritual Care Visitor Training Returns to In Person Retreat

      On Saturday, March 25, 2023, we gathered in person for the first time in three years to start our current session of the Spiritual Care Visitor Training program.  We are grateful to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Park Ridge for providing such warm hospitality to us!  Our current group will continue to learn through our learning management system and attend …Read More »