The Department of Spiritual Care and Education at Bridgeport Hospital provides spiritual and emotional support to patients, families, and staff. Our chaplains are available 24 hours a day seven days a week to provide spiritual care through direct patient interaction, crisis interventions, provision of religious resources, and assistance of area clergy members. Our Clinical Pastoral Education Program is accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education, Inc. to provide interfaith professional education for ministry through an intense involvement with persons in need and provides the opportunity for students to grow in their pastoral formation.