Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association
HCMA is the Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association. Founded in 1939, HCMA is a non-sectarian, non-profit professional chaplaincy organization that recruits, trains, certifies and encourages Christian Chaplains serving in healthcare facilities (both acute and long term care) and hospice programs worldwide. HCMA is clinically trained and professionally competent Chaplains who provide spiritual counsel and emotional support to patients and residents, their family members, and healthcare staff. HCMA Chaplains function as an integral member of the healthcare team to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the sick and suffering, the distressed and dying.