Hospital Ministry

“When we come together, with tenderness, with those who have need of care,
we carry the hope and the smile of God." - Pope Francis

The Office of Institutional Chaplains directs the chaplains who serve in all the hospitals and correctional institutions operating in the State of Maine. If you have a question for the office, please contact the Diocese of Portland at 207-773-6471. Please visit the Office of Health Care Ministry, Archdiocese of Boston for several publications with concern to chaplaincy (

Directory of Chaplaincy Services


MaineGeneral Medical Center, Alfond Center for Health
Spiritual Care Department: Rev. Devin Dickinson (supervisor of interfaith services)
Lay Catholic Chaplain: Mr. Peter Czerwinski

Tel: 207-626-1227

Riverview Psychiatric Center
207-624-3900 or 1-888-261-6684


Acadia Hospital
Father. Apolinary Kavishe, AJ, Tel. 207-973-7000

Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center:
Tel. 207-262-1000

Eastern Maine Medical Center:
Father. Apolinary Kavishe, AJ, Tel. 207-973-7000

St. Joseph Hospital
Father Robert Tumwekwase, AJ
Sr. Mary Edmund, CSSF, Tel. 207-262-1000


St. Andre Health-Care Facility:
Sandra Lucas, BCC, Tel. 207-282-5171

Southern Maine Medical Center:
Janice Biasin-Hanson, Pastoral Care Office, 207-294-5300


Central Maine Medical Center
Pastoral Care Department
Fr. Arockiasamy Santhiyagu, HGN; Tel. 207-795-2291

St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion & St. Mary's Residences
Lead Priest-Chaplain: Father Arockiasamy Santhiyagu, HGN
Director of Spiritual Care & Chaplaincy Service: Mr. Charles Demm, Ph.D.

Sr. Anne-Marie Bourque, RSM
Dianne Dragon, MA, PhD (c), BCC

Tel. 207-777-8520 (Medical Center Pastoral Care Office)
Tel. 207-777-4260 (St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion Pastoral Care Office)


Maine Medical Center:
Tel. 207-662-2951
Father Amandus Sway, AJ
Father Kevin Upham
Father Gaudence Lyaruu, AJ
Mr. Michael Vaughn

Mercy Hospital:
Tel. 207-879-3358 or 207-879-3744
Father Paul R. Marquis
Sr. Patricia Mooney, RSM
Father Amandus Sway, AJ
Father Gaudence Lyaruu, AJ
Father Kevin Upham

Togus VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs
Father Jacob C. George