Hospital Chaplains/Fresno Area
The Diocese of Fresno recently hired three international priests to serve as hospital chaplains and have been appointed by Bishop Ochoa to serve at: Clovis Community Medical Center and Veterans Hospital – Father Abraham Kombo; Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno – Father Emmanuel Ogbonnaya; Kaiser Permanente Medical and Fresno Heart Center – Father Chika Kamala.
Chaplain priests are contacted by patients or families by calling the hospital Chaplain’s office or the hospital operator at the respective hospitals.
At Valley Children’s Hospital, one of our diocesan priests, Father Ricardo Magdaleno continues to serve as an on-call chaplain and is also contacted through the Chaplain’s office at Valley Children’s Hospital.
We welcome the three new priests and thank all for their hospital ministry on behalf of our diocese for our Catholic patients and their families.