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Hospital Chaplain Provides Spiritual Care During Pandemic



PLANO, TX – Along with doctors and nurses at Medical City Plano, there’s another profession providing critical, spiritual care.

Every day, Chaplain Garry Higgs prays with staff who care for patients with coronavirus.

“We ask you god that you would bless each of these respiratory therapists as they go about their work today, renewing the lives and renewing the breath of people,” Higgs said during a morning prayer huddle.

Coronavirus is leaving a lasting mark on medical professionals, patients and their families.

With hospitals restricting visitors, Higgs bridges the gap between patients and families who can’t be at bedsides, connecting from six feet away.

“A lot of times I will put my hand on the glass as a symbol of my connection to that person, and I will pray for them,” Higgs said.