Lauren Ivory-Smyk, Supportive Care, Staff Chaplain

Lauren M. Ivory-Smyk, M.Div, BCC

Supportive Care

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Lauren Ivory-Smyk is a chaplain in Supportive Care Services at UI Health. Ms. Ivory-Smyk provides support, listening, and guidance to patients and families as they deal with serious illness, stress, and uncertainty. Focusing on what provides meaning and comfort to a patient or families, she uses active listening to aid people in processing their experiences with illness, and assists them in relief of spiritual and emotional suffering.

Language : English

specialties & services

  • Pastoral Care
  • Supportive Care
  • Palliative Care Chaplain
  • Spiritual coping
  • Existential struggles
  • Resilience
  • Meaning making


University of Illinois Hospital

1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Residency: The Cleveland Clinic
  • Board Certification: Association of Professional Chaplains