Name: Ron Stacoviak
Job: Head of Hines Verteran Hospital Trips
Ron Stacoviak has supported the Hines Hospital Orthodox Veterans ministry
for 15 years. He is a member of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago. It was he who asked
Father Andrew who had been an Orthodox, VA Chaplain in California to visit Orthodox
patients. Father Andrew petitioned his beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius and was
assigned as Orthodox Chaplain to Hines Hospital at the beginning of this year.
Ron Stacoviak checks on new patients and informs Father Andrew as to there condition and
needs. Father Andrew makes monthly visits and is called in when there is an emergency. At
Christmas and Pascha, Ron Stacoviak prepares and schedules the chapel for Father Andrew to
celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Members of St.Luke and other parishes attend and sing the
responses. The service is televised through out the hospital. Father Andrew gives communion
to the participants. When the Liturgy is over Father Andrew takes communion to patients
who could not attend.