Norman Regional Health System

A Kind Voice During Tough Times

Norman Regional’s chaplains work as part of the healthcare team so both your spiritual and medical needs are addressed with the utmost respect for your dignity and privacy. When you are anxious, uncertain, grieving or dealing with any myriad of emotions and questions during your time here, it can help to speak with a chaplain. We are caring listeners who have been trained to provide support and guidance for patients, their loved ones and hospital staff. Anyone can request a chaplain’s visit. 

  • To request a routine visit, ask your nurse or call the Health System Pastoral Care office at 405-307-1023. 
  • After hours or for urgent requests, ask your nurse to page a chaplain through the Health System switchboard.
  • When ethical concerns arise in the patient’s care you can ask your chaplain or house supervisor for a consultation with the Health System’s Biomedical Ethics Committee.

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What to Expect from a Chaplain

  • Respects your religious and spiritual beliefs
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Listens well
  • Supports and provides information on support groups
  • Orchestrates religious services, sacraments and prayer
  • Provides information on medical ethics, advance directives, organ donation, life-support decisions and end-of-life care
  • Offers grief ministry in dealing with loss and death 

Our Chaplains

Susan Beam, MDiv

Manager, Pastoral Care Department, staff chaplain at Norman Regional Health System since 1998 

Ordained Southern Baptist minister and endorsed as a healthcare chaplain by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in psychology, the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Master of Divinity, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

Clinical Pastoral Education: 9 units

  • Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, California
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Nick Napoli, MDiv

Staff chaplain at Norman Regional Health System since January 2021

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Language and Culture, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Master of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Care, Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Clinical Pastoral Education:

  • MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital, Tacoma, Washington

Amy Disney, MDiv

Staff chaplain at Norman Regional Health System since August 2021

Ordained Disciples of Christ minister 

Education:

  • B.A. in Religion from Baylor University
  • M.Div. from Truett Theological Seminary

Clinical Pastoral Education:

  • Eight units of Clinical Pastoral Education (C.P.E.) from Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas, TX and from Integris Medical Center in Oklahoma City.