Sacred Space at the New Hospital

The construction of the new McLaren Greater Lansing hospital creates a unique opportunity to transform spiritual care in the health care setting for the greater Lansing community. 

In the fall of 2018, we created a 10-person committee made up of ethnically and religiously diverse staff to evaluate the current chapel and develop a list of needs that would appropriately match the needs for this new sacred space.

Our vision is to create a home for spiritual wellness that offers a welcoming space and supportive care for people of all faiths, religions, and spiritual identities. This project represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cultivate an intentional approach to care that emphasizes, supports, and nurtures the human spirit.

We strongly believe that each member of the McLaren family – from patient to surgeon, from volunteer to nurse, from visitor to physician – should have access to the support, resources, and counsel they need to nurture and preserve their spiritual health.

That is our desire, our commitment, our promise. But we can’t do it alone. This project, like all great achievements in health care, relies on philanthropy. To build the sacred space, expand the spiritual care program and position it for a secure future of service, the hospital has asked the McLaren Greater Lansing Foundation to raise resources to fund this $2 million project, including $1.5 million in construction expenses and $500,000 in endowment funding.

Thank you for your consideration. We hope you will help us make this new sacred space a reality.