Nick Hill, BPM – Chaplain
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Bachelor, Practical Ministry - Wagner Leadership Institute
Certified Chaplain - Billy Graham Disaster Response Team
"Many patients with cancer and chronic diseases struggle with ongoing emotional and spiritual concerns. In helping patients and their loved ones talk about and deal with the issues they are facing, we can help patients find a renewed faith and strength to fight."
Nick Hill, BPM
As a chaplain at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center, Nick Hill, BPM provides spiritual support and counseling to cancer patients and their families. After serving as a volunteer at the hospital since it opened in 2008, and later as a part-time chaplain, Hill joined the staff on a full-time basis in September 2011.
“My role is to encourage patients, caregivers and families in their faith, no matter what it is," says Hill. "It is a time when we find strength, hope and endurance that can only come from our deep-rooted faith and beliefs. I am here to help them find the strength they need to press on to healing and hope.”
In addition to the spiritual counseling Hill provides, he leads a nondenominational worship on Sundays at the hospital. Each week he also hosts a bible study, prayer times in the chapel and a caregiver support group.
Hill strives to always be available for patients and their loved ones to listen and truly care about what they are facing. Helping people cope during illness and turn to faith for inner strength is something with which Hill is intimately familiar. In Hill’s own family, his oldest grandson battled and survived cancer. He also lost his father to lung cancer. And, his wife is currently battling breast cancer at CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center.
Hill holds a bachelor’s degree in practical ministry from Wagner Leadership Institute. He has many years of experience providing pastoral care in a hospital and home care setting. Previously Hill served as community care pastor at a local church in Goodyear, Arizona.
Hill is a certified chaplain with the Billy Graham Disaster Response Team. He serves on the board of All Faith Community Services and the Buckeye and Goodyear, Arizona food banks, and is a member of the City of Goodyear faith-based roundtable.
Hill and his wife Shirley have been married for more than 27 years. Shirley is a nurse who has been caring for people for nearly 40 years. They have two grown children and two grandsons.