McLaren Greater Lansing
Patient and Visitor Amenities

McLaren Greater Lansing Amenities:

At McLaren Greater Lansing, patients and guests will have access to various amenities during your visit, including:

  • McLaren Greater Lansing's cafeterias are open to the public every day.
  • Complimentary WiFi in public areas
  • ATM
  • Elevators
  • Lounge / Waiting Areas
  • Free Parking


Chi Memorial Library
If you want to know more about your own medical diagnosis or that of a loved one, feel free to visit the Chi Memorial Library. Library staff are also available to collect applicable information and send it to your home, upon request.

The Chi Memorial Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and is closed on weekends and holidays. Call the Chi Memorial Library at (517) 975-6075.

Gift Shop

Peppermint Gift Shop: The main hospital gift shop serves staff, visitors, and patients, selling a wide variety of gifts, jewelry, candy, flowers, balloons and sundries. Currently the gift shop is open 10am to 5pm Monday-Friday and is available to take phone orders. Please call 517-975-6910.

Spiritual Care

Meet McLaren Greater Lansing's Chaplains

We are here for you and your loved ones! Committed to the care of the whole person, we:

  • actively listen 
  • support you in your beliefs
  • respect your privacy, protect your dignity
  • are present in times of joy or crisis
  • comfort and offer resources in the face of loss or death 

In addition, or if a patient prefers, we will contact his or her spiritual leader.  Permission is required from the patient or patient's representative beforehand.

  • When you sign in at Patient Registration, mention any faith tradition,  and the spiritual leader who you would like to visit you. Also, let your spiritual leaders know you are in the hospital if you desire their visit. McLaren's full-time Chaplain Coordinator is always glad to visit you, at your request.
  • The hospital chapels are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are welcome spaces to reflect or pray.
  • Prayers for specific individuals or needs may be left in the prayer bowl on the altar.
  • At Greenlawn a prayer rug is available for those of the Islamic faith.
  • Small wedding or memorial services can be scheduled for either chapel (call the office of Spiritual Care (517) 975-6010).

McLaren Greater Lansing Chapels offer quiet, private spaces

The McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital's commitment to spiritual care in every faith is reflected in its chapels. These chapels are silent spaces for prayer and meditation, no matter your religious faith or spiritual identity. The Greenlawn, or Ingham Chapel is fitted with worship symbols and holy scriptures from a variety of religious traditions. It is located on the first floor, between the visitor and patient entrances, opposite the Chi elevators. Look for the Office of Spiritual Care sign, above double doors that open into the chapel and spiritual care office.

On the Pennsylvania campus, just past the information desk (near the old main lobby) there is a smaller chapel.

Roman Catholics

Eucharistic ministers visit Catholic patients on the Greenlawn campus daily, offering Holy Communion, as does a Roman Catholic priest every Wednesday. Special or emergency requests for a priest (e.g., Anointing of the Sick) other days or times, or for patients at our Penn campus, can be made through unit staff or by calling the office of Spiritual Care at (517) 975-6010, or 56010 internally.

Our Chaplains

  • Chaplain Phil Apol

    Chaplain Phil Apol is lead chaplain and has directed the spiritual care program at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital since 2013. Phil has been an ordained minister in the Christian Reformed Church in North America since 1989, which he has served in various settings(campus, congregational, and chaplaincy) in the United States and Canada. He is also a trained spiritual director(Shalem Institute) and completed his 4 units of Clinical Pastoral Education(CPE) at Pine Rest Christian Hospital in Grand Rapids. Phil believes in spiritual care as the hidden asset the hospital has in its mission to bring healing and peace to every individual-- patients, their loved ones, and staff--whatever their beliefs.

  • Chaplain Tricia Ware

    Chaplain Tricia Ware is serving as an on-call chaplain at McLaren Greater Lansing. She has worked for the Ingham County Health Dept. for 25 years Health Center Manager. Tricia received a Bachelor of Administration in Health Care Services Administration from Davenport University in Lansing, MI. She earned her Master Degrees in Theological Studies and M.DIV at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg Virginia. She completed one unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at PineRest MentalHealth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI; three units of CPE residency at Covenant HealthCare in Saginaw, MI. She is a Licensed Ordained Minister with the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith and Associate Pastor at The Bread House in Lansing. Chaplain Tricia believes in serving with a grateful heart.

  • Chaplain Ernie Boone

    Chaplain Ernie Boone is serving as on-call Chaplain at McLaren Greater Lansing. He has worked for Henry Ford Allegiance Health as a Resident Chaplain for last six months, where he has completed two units of Clinical Pastoral Education. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Packaging Science from Michigan State University, and his Master of Arts degree in Ministry Leadership from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids Michigan. He is an ordained Itinerate Deacon at Trinity A.M.E. Church in Lansing Michigan. Ernie enjoys serving people in crisis situations at the bedside.

  • Chaplain Paul Mai

    Paul is a chaplain with 10 years of experience as a hospital and hospice chaplain, and 15 years of experience as a parish pastor. He has been with McLaren Greater Lansing since 2018. In addition to serving as a chaplain, he is a secondary science teacher, currently teaching at a middle school in Battle Creek, MI. He is a married father of 4 children and two grandchildren, and lives in rural Eaton County.

Our Chaplains

Send an E-Greeting

If you would like to send a Patient Greeting Card to a loved one or a friend who is a patient at McLaren Greater Lansing or McLaren Orthopedic Hospital, fill out the form below and click on "Send." A volunteer will print the card and deliver it.

Cards will be delivered within 24 hours of receipt (Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. only). If the patient has been discharged or if the card contains private medical information or other potentially embarrassing/personal information, we will delete it. Weekend cards will be delivered the following Monday.

This Patient Greeting Card is set up only to receive patient e-mail. Patients are unable to send outgoing replies.

This is not a secured page, however, all messages received are handled confidentially. In order to distribute the Patient Greeting Card a patient must agree to be listed on the Hospital Census when being admitted.

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