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Leigh W. Batts, Advanced Directive Specialist, Chaplain

Leigh W. Batts, M.Div, MBA, BCC

Pastoral Care

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Leigh W. Batts is a staff chaplain and advance directives specialist in Supportive Care Services at UI Health. Mr. Batts provides spiritual and emotional support to patients and families as they journey through health difficulties. He offers support to patients, families, and staff in all aspects related to advance directives. Mr. Batts uses his military training in Moral Injuries and Grief/Loss in order to provide spiritual/emotional hope and recovery for patients and staff.

Language : English

specialties & services

  • Pastoral Care
  • Advanced Directives
  • Moral Injuries
  • Grief/Loss Support
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Resilience


University of Illinois Hospital

1740 W. Taylor St.
Chicago, IL 60612


  • Residency: Sioux Falls VA Medical Center — Sioux Falls, SD
  • Internship: Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center — Fort Gordon, GA
  • Board Certification: National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains