Press Release - Oct 25, 2013
Hindelang Receives Humanitarian Award
Rev. Ronald Hindelang, PhD, BCC
Rev. Ronald Hindelang, PhD, BCC, staff chaplain and coordinator of Clinical Pastoral Education at BWH, recently received the 2013 Humanitarian Award from the Boston Theological Institute (BTI), for his work educating the next generation of spiritual caregivers and providing compassionate spiritual care to patients, families and staff.
Over the last 15 years, recipients of the BTI Humanitarian Award have been selected based on their demonstrated dedication to making a compassionate difference in the treatment of the bereaved. BTI honors those who have contributed to the larger community and have exhibited commitment to extraordinary care giving and humanitarian concern.
In combination with their academic theological education, the Clinical Pastoral Education program at BWH offers students a ministry placement with supervision and educational components as students provide spiritual care to patients, families and staff. Some of these theology students go on to do a chaplaincy residency and be certified as chaplains; others provide spiritual care in community congregations. This internship in ministry stands alongside internships for medical students, nurses, social workers and others as part of the hospital's ongoing commitment to educate the next generation of caregivers.
The BTI is a consortium comprised of 10 theology schools in the Boston area, which seeks to enrich each member school's mission, advance intentional collaboration and share resources in order to advance interreligious and ecumenical learning.