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Institutional Context

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center is located in Normal, Illinois and is one of the most advanced acute care hospitals in central Illinois. This 224-bed facility features a Level II trauma center, obstetrics, a dedicated neuroscience unit, complete continuum of cardiac care, pediatrics, inpatient psychiatric care, addiction treatment center, outpatient surgery, and complete lab and diagnostic services. The hospital also has a beautiful, spacious chapel and a meditation garden.

Advocate BroMenn is the area leader in nearly all health care services and, with nearly 2000 employees, is the fifth largest employer in McLean County. Bloomington-Normal, Illinois is a "twin city" community with a population of more than 165,000. Located in central Illinois, Bloomington-Normal is home to Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University, as well as corporate headquarters for State Farm Insurance Companies, Country Insurance and Financial Services and Eureka Company. The community and its surrounding towns offer a variety of opportunities for cultural, educational and rural experiences.

Description of Pastoral Care Department

Mission & Spiritual Care at Advocate BroMenn consists of a Vice President/ACPE Supervisor, a Chaplain/ACPE Associate Supervisor, an ACPE Supervisory Resident, a Director for Church Relations, a Department Secretary, four chaplain residents, and five chaplain interns during the spring and summer. The Vice President of Mission & Spiritual Care is an integral part of the Executive Team and, thus, has input into policymaking and planning in keeping with Advocate Health Care's mission as a faith-based health care delivery system.

Unique Educational Elements

Congregation-Based Internship
This twelve-week program is limited to pastors and staff members in full-time work in a congregation or a hospital. Educational sessions are designed to enhance the ministry of pastors in local congregations or hospitals, and are conducted at Advocate BroMenn on Mondays and Tuesdays. The supervisor will make at least one visit to the intern’s worksite during the course of the study. Interns receive one unit of CPE for this program.

Hospital-Based Internship
This ten-week program is primarily designed for seminarians and other qualified students who seek to complete a unit of CPE during their summer. Educational sessions focus on a wide variety of topics in pastoral care. This is a full-time hospital based experience. Interns receive one unit of CPE for this program.

Residency
This full-year program is designed for the individual who is seeking education for professional chaplaincy. This program provides in-depth study of pastoral care theory and skills. The residency is intended to provide the necessary skills and self-awareness to become certified as a hospital chaplain or lead to other professional certifications. Residents usually have previously taken a single unit of CPE. Residents complete four units of CPE during the program. Please contact Mission & Spiritual Care for tuition and stipend information for the residency program.

Supervisory Education
Advocate BroMenn offers supervisory education for those who are interested in becoming ACPE-certified supervisors. Please see contact information below for questions regarding Advocate BroMenn’s supervisory education program.

Pertinent Information for Applicants

A non-refundable application fee is required for applications to be considered. Housing may be available for students pursuing the congregation-based and hospital-based internships. A deposit must be received to hold a residency position once offered. Students may not begin a program until they have complied with the mandated pre-employment physical exam, drug screening, and criminal record background check.

For More Information...

Residency and Internships
The Rev. Mollie Ward
Advocate BroMenn Medical Center
1304 Franklin Avenue
Normal, Illinois 61761
309.268.2116
mward@bromenn.org

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