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Spiritual journey brought Mark Chaffin to Baptist Health center

Mark Chaffin, chaplain at the Baptist Nursing Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, spends some time with resident Ethel Foley.
Photographer: Bill Buell
Mark Chaffin, chaplain at the Baptist Nursing Health and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, spends some time with resident Ethel Foley.
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Mark Chaffin began his adult life thinking he might like to teach history to young children, but that’s not the way things turned out. Instead, as interfaith chaplain for the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Scotia, Chaffin took a different path. For the past 15 years, he has dedicated his life to a much older clientele. And, as depressing as end-of-life issues can get at the Route 50 facility, Chaffin doesn’t second-guess his ...

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nymab
December 17, 2013
6:38 a.m.

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He's a wonderful person -- he was a great helper/consoler/hand-holder to my mother when she was dying. Our family remains grateful many years later.

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