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Harry Gatewood, MDiv

Chaplain

Southeastern Regional Medical Center

"My overall goal is to be an agent of hope, helping you find wholeness and hope on your journey with cancer at CTCA. "

- Harry Gatewood, MDiv
Harry Gatewood, MDiv

Degree(s)

  • Master of Divinity – Interdenominational Theological Center at Morehouse School of Religion, Atlanta
  • BA, Journalism – University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

Internship

  • Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Metro State Prison, Atlanta

Residency

  • Atlanta Medical Center

Certification(s)

  • Ordained – Historic First Baptist Church of Ft. Gibson Oklahoma

Practicing Since: 2010

Reverend Harry Gatewood is focused on helping his patients find wholeness and hope during their journey with cancer.

“Hope is important for people battling cancer,” says Rev. Gatewood, who joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Newnan, Georgia, in August 2013. “When you have hope, you expect a positive outcome. Hope is the energy for life.”

Rev. Gatewood completed his Master of Divinity at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta in 2011. During the final year of his master’s program, Rev. Gatewood was a chaplain intern at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He led interfaith worship and chapel services, as well as group and individual counseling. He also interned at Metro State Prison in Atlanta in 2010.

After graduation, Rev. Gatewood was a chaplain resident at the Atlanta Medical Center from 2012 to 2013, providing pastoral care to patients in several hospital departments, including those oncology, mental health and maternity.

Rev. Gatewood is as chaplain with the United States Air Force Reserve based in Georgia.

At CTCA, Rev. Gatewood enjoys building relationships with his patients and with other clinicians. He describes the hospital’s culture as caring and embracing: “It’s contagious. It’s hard not to radiate a smile when you are among family.”

In caring for patients at CTCA, Rev. Gatewood has found that many feel bewildered, helpless and anxious. They find themselves in a place spiritually that they never imagined. Rev. Gatewood works with patients to create a care plan or, as he calls it, “bridges of hope,” that brings each patient back to feeling whole.

Rev. Gatewood has personal experience with cancer. His grandmother died from multiple myeloma and he has close family members who are currently battling cancer. Rev. Gatewood knows first-hand how cancer impacts families.

The Progressive National Baptist Convention has endorsed Rev. Gatewood. He has received several awards, including the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

In his free time, Rev. Gatewood enjoys fishing and fantasy football.

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