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Elizabeth Hawkins

Staff Chaplain

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Elizabeth Hawkins currently serves as a staff chaplain covering the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and as liaison to the Quality of Life (palliative Care) team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a position she has held since January, 2020.

After earning her Master of Divinity in 2009 she then completed her chaplain residency and a second-year fellowship focusing on spirituality at end of life at Memphis’ own Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

She has been Board Certified from BCCi since 2013. Most of her professional life has been spent exploring spiritual care needs of pediatric patients, their family and staff. She is passionate about exploring the integration of religion and spirituality within the medical context.

When not working, Elizabeth enjoys running, being outdoors, exploring the world and spending time with her two young sons and husband.

Posts by Elizabeth Hawkins

Be Kind to Yourself During the Holidays, Especially If You’re Grieving

by Elizabeth Hawkins December 2, 2021

If you are spending the holidays with an empty chair at the dinner table, remember to be kind with yourself as you process grief.

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