Talk about diversity! At NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, the hallway signs are in English, Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Chinese–because those are the languages spoken in this part of Brooklyn. This is a rewarding place to practice pastoral ministry, in conversation, in prayer, in deep presence.
NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn is a community based health care system and principle provider of medical and social support services for southwest Brooklyn. The medical center also includes a Level One Trauma Center. Chaplains are assigned units both at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, a 450-bed academic teaching hospital, and NYU NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, Augustana Center, a 240 bed skilled nursing facility.
NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn truly is a welcoming environment for chaplains.
NYU Lutheran truly is a welcoming environment for chaplains.
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Rev. Melody Meeter
Rev. Melody Meeter has been Manager of Pastoral Care for NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn since 2006. She is a board-certified chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains, and an ordained pastor in the Reformed Church in America. She completed her residency training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
She has been working in the chaplaincy field for 16 years and has wide experience in ministering to patients and families from many religious and cultural backgrounds. She has a passionate interest in end of life issues and palliative care, and serves on the Ethics Consultation Service for NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn. She conducts didactics on bioethics, professional chaplaincy, hospital spirituality groups, hospice and palliative care and the poetry of illness. She is currently enrolled in the Certificate Program for Bioethics and the Medical Humanities at Montefiore-Einstein Center for Bioethics. In 2011, an article written with Mr. Fred Nenner, “A Patient’s Way”, was accepted by the American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine for publication in February, 2012.