Healing Garden Cements Future Growth

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Foundation Newsletters, Healing Garden Brochure, News |

Healing Garden Cements Future Growth

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(May 6, 2014)  With the arrival of spring, the future Healing Garden at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital started to take shape in the last couple of weeks as Eakin Concrete cemented the first phase of the project by pouring the walkway that leads out and around the Healing Garden. The walkway is a two-toned slate stamped concrete that travels through the garden and leads to the cascading waterfall at the far end of the garden – creating a destination point for PVCH patients.

Even though patients and staff will able to start using the garden’s paved areas for the opportunity to be outside enjoying fresh air and sunshine, they will not be able to enjoy beautiful benefits of a completed garden. Currently funding is only available to complete the concrete, the “Precious Moments” grandmother and child statue, fencing, the gazebo and trees. Five of the six benches have also received sponsorship. The completion of the garden’s landscaping including bushes and flowering plants, pergola, garden lighting and other features will not be completed until additional funding is available through sponsorship donations and the sale of the Legacy Bricks. Only eighty-nine of the 1,000 bricks available have been purchased to-date to help fund the garden’s completion.

The Legacy Bricks are available at $35 each and can be engraved with three lines of 14 characters each. The bricks can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one, family or friends, milestone occasions, birth of a child or to leave a family or group legacy. Other sponsorship opportunities are also available which will be honored with an engraved plaque. If an individual or group would like to help with the funding for the completion of the Healing Garden at Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, please contact Mark Lessard at the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation office – 620-285-8840 or mark.lessard@haysmed.com for further details.