Pastoral Care

Chaplains are available in the hospital from 7am to 4pm, and are on call 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, for emergencies.

Mass is offered in the hospital Chapel and is also broadcast throughout St. Margaret’s on Channel 3. Prayers are offered daily over the intercom at approximately 8am and 8pm. Chaplains visit each patient periodically throughout the patient’s stay, or as needed. For more information on St. Margaret’s Health Pastoral Care, call (815) 664-1155.


This service is unique to St. Margaret’s Hospital and is available to the entire public. Area clergy record devotional prayers so those needing a spiritual lift can call 24-hours a day and listen to their words. To be connected to Dial-A-Prayer, phone (815) 664-1611.

Pastoral Care Contact Numbers

  • Dial-a-Prayer
    (815) 664-1611
  • Pastoral Care & Spiritual Support at St. Margaret’s Health – Spring Valley
    (815) 664-1155
  • Pastoral Care & Spiritual Support at St. Margaret’s Health – Peru
    (Please use the Spring Valley location number)

Effective Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7am, St. Margaret’s Health – Peru temporarily suspended all inpatient hospital services, including the Emergency Room & Obstetrics. 

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SMH Peru And Spring Valley Will Be Closing All Current Operations As Of Friday, June 16, 2023 At 11:59 P.M.

This includes the Hospital, Clinics and other facilities at both locations.

All portals will be inaccessible after this time.

Patients needing emergency care should call 911.

To obtain a copy of your Medical Records please visit our Medical Records Request webpage and download and submit a request in writing.

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