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MacKay Memorial Hospital was founded on the basis of Jesus’universal love. The central focus of the hospital is Total Healing addressing not only the patients’ physical and emotional needs but also their spiritual needs.
The Pastoral Care Department consists of a group of ministers who have had theological, psychological, and counseling training.
Personnel from this department work closely with the medical staff to provide services to patients and to achieve the following goals:
1. Assisting the staff in medical care with a Christian spirit.
2. Being concerned about patients’ total healing.
3. Showing solicitude toward the faith and life of the hospital staff.
4. Clinical Pastoral Education training.
5. Promoting a closer relationship between the hospital and the church.
6. Collecting historical material.

The MacKay Counseling Center is a part of the Pastoral Care Department. It is staffed by professional counselors with a goal of provide emotional and psychological counseling as a complement to medical care. The center was established in 1965, providing suicide prevention and life line telephone counseling. The life line is now an independent service, but we continue to provide telephone counseling (the Peace Line), as well as face-to-face counseling. The counseling service is available to employees, patients, their family members, and the general public.


To commemorate the 125th anniversar y of Dr. Mackay’s first mission voyage to Taiwan, the hospital board began overseas missionary work in 1997. Following in the spirit of Dr Mackay’s work, the work is intended to be cross cultural service in remote, needy areas. The Akah tribe of north Thailand was chosen by the Overseas Mission Board as our first mission field.