April 11, 2011
Rev. Nancy Lindberg, a member of the Spiritual Care team at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, has attained the distinction of board certified chaplain from the Association of Professional Chaplains.
The status of board certified chaplain represents a high level of commitment and professional achievement, as well as recognition by one's peers and the board of directors of a nationally recognized professional association.
Lindberg, a resident of Lockport, has been with Kenmore Mercy Hospital since 2010 and previously worked at Catholic Health’s St. Francis of Buffalo. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies, specializing in religion and women’s studies, from Southern Connecticut State University. She also completed her Master of Divinity degree from Colgate Rochester Divinity School.
She has been a chaplain for nearly five years, including work at Unity Health System in Rochester and Greenville Health System in South Carolina.
Chaplains provide counsel for the grieving, guidance on end-of-life issues and administer the Sacrament of the Sick. They also pray for patients and their families, connect them with their regular pastors and reach out to help those affected by trauma.
The Board Certified Chaplain program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance and designate professional chaplains who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of chaplaincy care. Chaplains are eligible to pursue board certification following completion of advanced degree work and a rigorous program of clinical training that prepares them to serve as chaplains in institutional settings.