In years past, we have been able to call both Baptist and Forsyth hospitals and check a religious census each day to see if any members of St. Paul’s were in the hospital.
Policies at Forsyth (and all Novant Hospitals) have recently changed, and they are no longer producing the religious census. This means that if you or a member of your immediate family go into the hospital and you want a pastoral visit, you will need to call or email St. Paul’s to let us know.
At this time, Baptist still has a religious census we can check, but we strongly encourage you to let us know about hospital admissions regardless, so we can be available to you if that would be helpful.
There will be an article about all of this in the summer issue of ParishLife. If you have any questions, contact the Rev. Darby O. Everhard at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1209, or email@example.com.