Support Services

In the effort to support our patients, their families and caregivers, Bayshore Community Hospital offers a variety of support services during your stay.

Pastoral Care

Spiritual support is available at Bayshore through our interfaith pastoral care program, which is based on the understanding that meaningful life embraces the hope of physical, psychological, and spiritual well being. The staff consists of a chaplain/director, coordinator and support staff of hospital volunteers and volunteer pastoral visitors from area congregations. During your stay, you will be visited by one of these volunteers. If you wish a member of your clergy or congregation to visit, we will make those arrangements. If you are not a member of a particular congregation, we can arrange a visit by a person of your faith or the hospital Chaplain. Our Interfaith Memorial Chapel is located on the third floor and is open 24 hours a day. For pastoral care services, call extension 7074 or dial "0".


Patient Representatives

Please consider our patient representatives ready to provide general assistance during your stay at the hospital. They will be happy to answer your questions, address any concerns you may have, and act on your behalf. 

You can reach our Guest Relations Department by dialing 732-739-5911. If you require immediate assistance, dial "0" for the operator, who will put you in touch with the appropriate person.

 

Social Work / Case Management / Utilization Review

Bayshore's social workers are part of the Case Management Department, which helps patients, families, and doctors obtain prompt access to our spectrum of health and wellness services. The social worker helps individuals and families cope with the impact of illness and hospitalization, plan for post-hospital care, and handle physical/emotional/social problems at home. The social worker offers practical help and advocacy in locating appropriate resources, equipment, referral sources, or aftercare facilities and helps in coordinating hospital and community services on your behalf. The social worker also provides counseling services to help you and your family talk over social and emotional concerns and explore solutions related to your healthcare needs. 

The social worker will see you privately to discuss your needs. If appropriate, with your approval, the social worker will speak with your family and your doctor to obtain further information about your needs and concerns and help you handle them. If you need help from a social worker, ask your nurse, or call Social Work at 732-739-5964 or extension 5964 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 


Volunteer Services

We at Bayshore Community Hospital are proud to tell you that our professional staff is supplemented by more than 400 volunteers, men and women of all ages who work throughout the hospital to help you and our staff.

These dedicated community residents also coordinate several programs that make your stay more comfortable. For instance, volunteers deliver your mail or flowers, as well as assist you with many other services. If you would like to join our corps of volunteers after your recovery, click here to learn more.