Clinical Pastoral Education at United Hospital, part of Allina Health

United Hospital

About United Hospital

United Hospital is the largest acute care medical facility in St. Paul, Minnesota with an average daily census of 350 inpatients. Twenty-three operating rooms provide space for general and specialty surgeries. United Hospital provides innovative services and programs, such as the Nasseff Heart Center, United Heart; Vascular Clinic and Vascular Center; neuroscience care through the John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute for the treatment of brain aneurism, Bentson Family Foundation Neurological Intensive Care Unit, Brain Tumor enter and the Nasseff Neuroscience Center; as well as psychiatry, women’s health, surgical, rehabilitation and emergency services.

What you can expect as a United Hospital CPE student?

  • Expect to be involved in ministry in a wide range of clinical contexts and to a diversity of patients, families and staff, while functioning as part of a multidisciplinary care team.
  • Expect to learn about yourself as a person, as a learner, as a colleague in the learning process, and as a minister to persons in distress.
  • Expect to be in an ongoing conversation with others about that ministry and about yourself as minister: colleague learners in a small group, supervisor, staff chaplains, and hospital staff.
  • Expect to learn about your limp (cf., Jacob and the angel) and how your strengths and limitations, your brokenness and healing, your faith and your doubts inhibit and enhance your spiritual care practice.
  • Expect to be encouraged and challenged to become excellent in pastoral ministry, because this is the primary goal of clinical pastoral education at our center.

For more information, call 651-241-8893 or email