New Chaplain Joins Rochester Regional Health Community

Rev. E Scott Bassett, MTS, MS, will serve as a staff chaplain with the Spiritual Care team.

Oct. 15, 2021 1   min read


The Rochester General Hospital Spiritual Care team is welcoming a new member.

Rev. E Scott Bassett, MS, will be the newest staff chaplain for the health system. As a life-long resident of the Rochester area, he is a familiar face in the chaplain community.

Bassett’s desire is to minister to those struggling in life, celebrate their successes, and connect with them on a personal level.


Bassett has earned Master’s degrees in Theological Studies from Northeastern Seminary and Strategic Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College. His studies also include three internships and one residency in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE).

Prior to joining Rochester Regional Health, Bassett served an associate pastor ministering to homebound, hospitalized, and nursing home parishioners, and had a prior career as project manager at IBM in their network services division. 

Bassett spends his leisure time with his wife, hiking across many of the scenic parts of Western New York and eating good food with good company.

Spiritual Care Team

Rochester General Hospital employs four chaplains as part of its Spiritual Care program. Each person is uniquely equipped to support patients and staff alike as they navigate the spiritual, emotional, and physical areas of their health.

Chaplains are available in the hospital Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.. They also remain on call for urgent matters 24/7.

“We are thrilled to have Scott join us on site at Rochester General Hospital,” said Rev. Bryan McMullen, Supervisor of Spiritual Care and Education with Rochester Regional Health. “As a servant who has been in our Rochester healthcare systems for years, he is known and trusted as someone who faithfully and steadily gives of himself.”

NEXT STEPS Spiritual Care & Education

Through our spiritual care, our team of chaplains are here for patients, their families, and staff members alike. For patients of varying creed, belief, or religious affiliation - and even patients with no identified faith – our compassionate staff will be present as you need them.

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