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A Message from the Program Directors

George Hankins-Hull
George Hankins-Hull, Dip. Th., Th.M., is the director of pastoral care and clinical pastoral education at UAMS Medical Center. He is a Diplomate in the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy and a board-certified clinical chaplain.

George Buck
George Buck, Ph.D., is a Diplomate in the College of Pastoral Supervision & Psychotherapy and is dually certified as a pastoral psychotherapist and as a CPE supervisor. Chaplain Buck supervises the part-time and extended units of CPE.

Susan McDougal
Susan McDougal is the staff chaplain at the UAMS Medical Center. She serves as the chaplain to palliative care and multiple myeloma.

At UAMS Medical Center, one of the many ways we seek to provide support to our patients and their loved ones is by providing access to pastoral care.

Chaplains are available to assist patients and their loved ones as they deal with the difficult issues surrounding a new diagnosis or resulting hospitalization.

Our care begins by recognizing the dignity and worth of each individual and a commitment to treat each of our patients and their loved ones with respect and compassion.

We respect the faith traditions of our patients and, when requested, our staff will contact a patient's pastor or representative of their faith community.

We recognize that our patients have their own family traditions, come from different cultural backgrounds, and have their own unique ways of expressing what gives their life meaning. Our chaplains respect these differences and seek to provide the kind of religious support each patient needs on an individual basis.

If you would like to have a pastoral visit or speak with the chaplain, you may call one of the following numbers:

On-Call Chaplain pager 688-2060
Pastoral Care office 686-6217
Director of Pastoral Care
& Clinical Pastoral Education
George Buck 686-5966
Susan McDougal 686-5410

Pastoral Care Services
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham St. #561, Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 686-6217