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IU HEALTH FRANKFORT HOSPITAL APPOINTS NEW CHAPLAIN

October 01, 2017

Indiana University Health Frankfort recently appointed Ken Rushing as chaplain. Chaplains work with a diverse population and are tasked with counseling patients undergoing surgical procedures, facing end of life issues or involved in traumatic accidents. They also offer comfort and support to patients' families. They may be called on by hospital staff to calm angry or emotionally distraught friends and family members of patients. Chaplains may conduct religious services in the hospital chapel, including officiating at memorial services and weddings. In some cases, a hospital chaplain will provide spiritual support to fellow staff members and care providers. Rushing attended Southern Illinois University and worked an aircraft technician for seventeen years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Wesley Seminary with Indiana Wesleyan University and served as a pastor in Georgia, Kentucky and Indiana. Rushing been a chaplain for the past seven years serving with hospice and at various hospitals. Rushing’s enjoys archaeology and kayaking. He has been married for 28 years and has two children and a ferocious Yorkie-Poo named Riley Kate. The philosophy that he tries to live by: “If I am serious about loving God, I must begin with people, all people. I must especially love those whom the world has ignored. “

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