Auburn Community Hospital -

We Specialize in You -

Spiritual care to families, patients and staff as well as in facility and community outreach for social/spiritual needs such as counseling, group support and crisis intervention. Deacon John Tomandl is the Director of the Spiritual Care Department. Chaplain Deacon John, Chaplain Deacon Mike Evans, Chaplain Rev. LeRoy Kettinger as well as Pastoral Volunteers make up the visitation staff and Secretary Volunteers and make up the volunteer office staff. All together they serve the needs of patients, families, staff and local congregations who have members in the hospital or the Finger Lakes Center for Living, an 80 bed skilled nursing facility which a wholly owned subsidiary and attached to the hospital.  If you might think you have a calling to be a Chaplain Volunteer please contact Deacon John.


Upcoming Events -

by appointment ...

The Chaplain at AMH presents:


Please call the chaplain's office at (315) 255-7297 and speak to or leave a message for Deacon John.







CCAIM invites all pastors, church staff as well as parishioners and the general public as well to a most important day ...

Spiritual Care Day …
Auburn Community Hospital and Cayuga County Area Inter-faith Ministries
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
“Opioids, Smartphones, and Isolation: Strengthening Families in Modern America.”
Michael Horne Psy.D. is the Director of Clinical Services for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington. He is
the author of “The Tech Talk: Strategies for Families in a Digital World” (Our Sunday Visitor, 2017). Dr.
Horne has presented on parenting, technology, and relationships across the United States, Canada, and
the UK. He has been a guest on EWTN Radio, Relevant Radio, and SiriusXM presenting on a variety of
topics related to relationships and families. Dr. Horne holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the
Institute for the Psychological Sciences, where he specialized in child play therapy and completed a
dissertation on violent video games and their influence on the player. He writes a blog on parenting at Dr. Horne and his wife, Kara, and their growing family live in Fredericksburg,

This presentation and discussion will be held at the Auburn Community Hospital auditorium and
refreshments and light lunch will be provided.
Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: Registration/Coffee 9:30 AM Program 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Who should attend? … Pastors, pastoral visitors, chaplains, counselors and all who are concerned about
the Opioid Epidemic, and the spiritual, social and community response to it.
For more information, please call 315-255-7297 or email


An Eye to the Future - CCAIM is committed to helping our community and our families of faith as responsive to the needs, all of the needs, physical as well as spiritual, of the wider area in which we live. Many are doing what one cannot do.


How Can I Help? -

Helping the mission of supporting members of the community at times and in ways few else can or will do is really very simple! CCAIM is first of all sustained in the work of supporting and encouraging people by your becoming a volunteer!  You time and talents are needed.  Give an hour a week for the encouragement and support of your fellow community residents, students and neighbors.  Secondly, with the help of YOUR dollars! The majority of funding for the CCAIM is through individual and church donations. Businesses, foundations, unions and others play a vital role too. If every person (21 to 65) living in Cayuga County gave just $1 per year, the work of the chaplains, interfaith volunteer care givers, community dialog groups and facilitators, area food pantries and more would be adequately funded for all the needs currently being expressed throughout our community.

Giving is easy too! Tell your pastor that you would like to donate to CCAIM. He or she will pass along any donation and you will receive a receipt from CCAIM (a 501c3 corporation) for your tax deductible gift. Or, you can click the link below and send an Email to CCAIM telling that you would like to be a volunteer or make a donation. One of the chaplains will contact you about volunteering or if seeking to offer monetary support, an invoice for you gift will be sent right out and you can send a check or money by return mail. We'll even include the stamped envelope to help you speed your donation on its way! You can also click the link to send a message that you would like to volunteer your time to the work of CCAIM. Just explain your interest in the Email and you will be contacted immediately.

Remember, CCAIM is a 501C3 corporation so you donations are completely TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

And PLEASE, keep the work of CCAIM in your prayers and be sure tell others of the wonderful effort of encouragement, faith and mission going on everyday right here in the middle of our community - CCAIM, many doing what one cannot accomplish!


Click here to offer monetary or personal time in support of CCAIM