When the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and Dr. Arthur E. Spohn opened the doors of the first Spohn Hospital on July 26, 1905, they estab­lished a health care minis­try rooted in compassion­ate service to everyone who came through their doors.

Fr. Arularasu Mathias is a part of that legacy of heal­ing outreach today, serving as a chaplain with CHRIS­TUS Spohn. Fr. Mathias recently was honored as a Healing Hero by a grate­ful patient who received outpatient surgery at the Shoreline campus.

Here’s what grateful patient Ruben said: “While naturally apprehensive upon undergoing my first outpa­tient surgery in my lifetime, I was placed immediately at ease by the nurses at the outpatient surgery station.

“Each nurse who came to my side either prior to surgery or in recovery or after surgery was very kind and generous in providing both medical care and re­assurance of the success of the surgery and the pros­pects for early healing.

“The quality of medical care, the compassion and sensitivity, and the high level of professionalism were all very impressive. And finally, who cannot mention the spiritual strength provided by the Spohn priest (Fr. Mathias) who bestowed his healing power and blessings prior to surgery.”

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