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Hospitals expanding duties of chaplains

Role redefined as visits soar

The Rev. George Winchester, chaplain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said a prayer for Sara Meaney of Topsfield. Winchester said he is often called in to translate “doctor speak’’ for patients. The Rev. George Winchester, chaplain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said a prayer for Sara Meaney of Topsfield. Winchester said he is often called in to translate “doctor speak’’ for patients. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / August 31, 2009

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Minutes after arriving at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Rev. George Winchester received an urgent page from the intensive care unit. A man was dying. The chaplain should come immediately. (Full article: 1002 words)

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