Throughout history, gardens have been used to aid in the healing process — from the Japanese Zen Gardens to the Monastic Cloister Gardens. As spring unfolds, Crittenton Hospital Medical Center continues its three-part Healing Arts series with Healing through Places. How do nature and “green spaces” impact hospitals and patient care?
Answering those questions will be Corey Bordine and Heather Glenday of Bordine’s, the largest family-owned production and retail nursery in Michigan. Healing Through Places will be held on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 pm in the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Lobby. This program is free of charge and open to the community. Please call (248) 652-5345 or email FoundationEvents@crittenton.com for reservations.
The Crittenton Foundation is hosting the three-part Healing Arts Series in the midst of a community-wide fundraising effort, named the Cornerstone Campaign, to build a new five-story patient tower. The tower will add approximately 173,000 square feet of space and 90 private patient rooms. Initial plans also include a rooftop healing and remembrance garden. By utilizing rooftop areas, Crittenton will be able to maximize available space and enhance patient surroundings through additional green space. The hospital also plans to pursue LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification for new tower construction. By promoting the use of energy-efficient water, heating, cooling and air filtration systems, Crittenton aims to lessen its environmental impact.
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