Founded in 1939, Healthcare Chaplains Ministry Association (HCMA) is a nonsectarian, non-profit faith mission organization that recruits, trains, certifies, places, and oversees professional Chaplains in healthcare facilities and hospice programs. HCMA is a growing agency sought out by both independent facilities and healthcare corporations.
Hospitals, Hospice and Skilled Nursing Facilities benefit from having a certified HCMA Chaplain on staff. HCMA invites Healthcare Administrators to learn about having a competent and compassionate HCMA Chaplain serve as a member of the staff team.
HCMA is a member of the Commission on Ministry in Specialized Settings (COMISS) Network as a professional pastoral care and certification organization.
The Joint Commission has always recognized HCMA Chaplains as one example of how their standard for pastoral care services can be met in healthcare facilities and programs.