Columbus – Mount Carmel New Albany has opened a new chapel for patients and visitors, the first on the campus. A blessing was performed by Father Jerome Rodenfels, Pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in New Albany.
"We understand the important role that faith and spirituality play in the healing process," Dick D'Enbeau, President and Chief Operating Officer of Mount Carmel New Albany, said during the dedication ceremony. "We are proud to have the opportunity to enhance the caring, personal spiritual care that we have available here at Mount Carmel New Albany through this beautiful new Chapel."
In addition, a statue of the Blessed Mother, called "Mary of the Immaculate Conception," was installed overlooking the main entrance. This statue was part of the first chapel at the original Mount Carmel hospital, which is now Mount Carmel West, and dates back to the late 1890s.