New healing garden in Hartford will bring patients and family comfort

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.

Joe Dautermann, Mayor, City of Hartford; Tom Haley, President, Medical Center Foundation of Hartford; Dr. Edmund Fernandez, Chief of Staff, AMCWC; Carrie Killoran, Interim President of AMCWC; and Boleslaw Kochanowski, Sculptor at official groundbreaking.

(Left to Right)  Joe Dautermann, Mayor of Hartford; Tom Haley, President, Medical Center Foundation of Hartford; Dr. Edmund Fernandez, Chief of Staff, Aurora Medical Center of Washington County; Carrie Killoran, Interim President; and Boleslaw Kochanowski, sculptor at official groundbreaking.

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.

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