US Army Photo by Gloria Montgomery, CRDAMC public affairs


FORT HOOD, Texas —Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center chaplain, Capt. Grace Kim, blesses the hands of Pamela Horton during Pastoral Care Week, a week-long celebration offering spiritual support to employees and caregivers at the Fort Hood hospital. Horton, who is a medical support assistant for the physical therapy department, said she was grateful to the pastoral care staff for adding a bit of spiritual light to the work day. The purpose of the “Blessing of the Hands” anointment ceremony is to remind hospital employees of the critical role they play in caring for others. The spiritual-care week, which kicked off Sept.17 with a cake-cutting ceremony, was hosted by CRDAMC’s Pastoral Care team.