Spiritual care


As an integral part of its mission to improve the health and quality of life of the individuals we serve, Central Florida Health Alliance offers spiritual care services to patients and their families. Our experienced in-house chaplains are available to visit patients and support their spiritual needs during their hospitalization. If you need spiritual care support, please call 352.323.5020 at Leesburg Regional Medical Center or 352.751.8102 at The Villages Regional Hospital.

Meet our chaplains

Mary Vanderplas is the chaplain at Leesburg Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and has a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. She completed her clinical pastoral education residency program at Florida Hospital in Orlando.

Becky Ernst is the chaplain at The Villages Regional Hospital. She is a graduate of Augustana College and has a master of divinity degree from Luther Seminary. She completed her clinical pastoral education residency program at Tampa General Hospital.

Chaplain volunteers needed

If you are interested in volunteering as a chaplain, please call 352.751.8102 for The Villages Regional Hospital or 352.323.5020 for Leesburg Regional Medical Center.

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Leesburg Regional Medical Center 352.323.5762 | 600 E. Dixie Ave. | Leesburg, FL 34748
The Villages Regional Hospital 352.751.8000 | 1451 El Camino Real | The Villages, FL 32159