For patients and their families, Hospital Room 112 is truly a “A Room with a Soul” – a place that is more like home than hospital, with comfortable furniture including a pull-out bed, beautiful crafted wood cabinets (Graham Gilbertson and Lee Baker), big screen TV (Canclini’s Appliance), hand-painted stencils along the ceiling (Suzi Long). It spacious and comfortable.
Nurses love the positive feelings this special room helps generate for the patient and themselves.
Thanks to a whole group of people, the Room with a Soul now has a home-like garden right outside the room’s window: professional landscaping, with rocks and shrubs, grasses that sway in the breeze and two metal heron sculptures that seem alive, walking in the garden. Joyce Gilbertson donated plants, the MCDH Auxiliary Volunteers donated for the equipment and watering systems, Greg Matters donated in honor of his wife, Suzanne, and friends of Alysmae Coreita wanted to contribute to the beautiful scene outside the patient’s window.
“There are many people to thank for the Room and the Garden,” says Cynthia Wall, President of Friends of Hospice. “But thanks for the hands-on, hard work creating the garden goes to James Benedetto of Benedetto Landscaping, Psychologist Richard Gibb, and Bill Popow of Popow Construction and Lar Krug (not pictured)who donated an immense amount of time and labor.”