Aurora Medical Center in Washington County broke ground on May 27 to build a new healing garden on the north side of the hospital’s campus. The Medical Center Foundation of Hartford Healing Garden will begin its first phase of construction this summer.
“This new green space supports our purpose by providing a place of refuge, by promoting a place of healing for patients, families and staff– and ultimately improve health outcomes,” said Carrie Killoran, interim president of Aurora Medical Center in Washington County.
The garden is being designed by David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc., and will include a bricked walkway and seasonal shrubs and plants to promote a space of healing throughout the year. A sculpture, created by local artist, Boleslaw Kochanowski, will sit at the center of the garden space.
Studies show there are a number of psychological and physical benefits that people may experience from healing gardens, such as reducing stress and anxiety, and providing a “distraction” from illness.
“It is our privilege to bring this resource to help people in Washington County heal and recover,” said Killoran.
To support The Medical Center Foundation of Hartford Healing Garden, contact
Sara Alger at (262) 329-1072.