Medical professionals and local political leaders gather to celebrate the opening of the Monroe County Hospice Healing Garden on a hot and humid Thursday morning.
According to Elizabeth Weiss, president of Lehi Valley Hospital-Pokono, the garden will provide a “beautiful and stable environment for hospice patients and loved ones to enjoy.”
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“Our staff often provide care and comfort to our patients during difficult and painful times,” says Wise. That’s why we want to make sure that they have a safe and comfortable place to stay in the hospital.
The small and comfortable garden at the back of the facility between the retaining wall and the building itself provides patients with a line of trees, shrubs, flowers, birdhouses and swimming pools, and memorial bricks. relax. During Thursday’s opening ceremony, a special plaque with the words “Peace” was displayed.
State Senator Mario Scavelo (R-40) said the garden is a perfect complement to a hospice, providing a “comforting place for patients to smell some flowers and see nature better.”
“This is a gem for the hospital,” said Scavelo.
Scavelo joined State Representative Jack Rader (R-176) and Monroe County Commissioner John Crisy on behalf of elected officials, including State Representative Rosemary Brown (R-1989), State Representative Maureen Madden (D-115), and Nancy Parks. At the ceremony
Funding from Monro County Local Stock Account Funding for the project was provided by Pokonor Mountains Economic Development Corporation, Wise said.
LVN worked with Strauser Nature assistants to plan the garden and then plant trees and shrubs in the spring, allowing them to live and grow for a few months before the ceremony.
“Here is the result,” said the wise man. “This is for families and patients who use the hospice to go out here to relax, unwind, and do it safely.
The Monroe County Hospital opened in September 2018 just two years ago after closing its doors in April 2018 due to lack of funds. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of local community groups, with donations from the Sylvia Rosen Memorial Hospital, the facility has been able to add a full-time hospice nurse and an Epic medical record system that allows for detailed access to caregivers. Patient information to better manage their care.
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Madden said it was a touching experience not only for the comfort of those who were in their late teens, but also for those who had just started their careers after the “real community effort” to reopen the hospice. .
“This is an important part of our community,” Madden said. “Not only was it valuable to the community, but it was also an educational institution for nursing students (East Strodsburg University). It was refreshing and great to see all the people gathered to gather the fruits and labor of this community. ”