Clergy and Health Care Providers

Dear Colleagues,

Rev. Melody Rutherford, M.Div.

Welcome to the web site for the Department of Spiritual Care at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. This web site contains information about the spiritual care services available to your church members who are patients of the Institute. You will also find information pertaining to the ministry courses and conferences available to you.

We welcome and encourage you to visit any member of your congregation who may find himself/herself as a patient at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Parking is available in the ramp located on Carlton Street. Your parking ticket can be validated at the information desk located in the lobby. You will be asked to sign in including your address, city, zip, phone, and name of Church/temple. Please fill out this form completely.

Also, spiritual care staff visits new patients each day. One of the questions we ask each patient is if we can call their home church/temple to inform them of their stay at the Institute. We can only give you the names of patients who have given us permission. Therefore, we ask you to educate your faith community in letting you know of their hospital stay beforehand.

The Spiritual Care Department is located in the Main Hospital, Room 1401. Please feel free the next time you are at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center to stop by the office. You can also call us at (716) 845-8051.

We welcome your continued support and presence.

Rev. Dr. Melody Rutherford, DMIN, MDiv, MS-BCC

Director of Spiritual Care