“Never underestimate the
healing power of a quiet moment in the garden.” – Josephine Albert
religious and secular traditions celebrate the benefits of a peaceful
environment in aiding total healing. The body, mind and spirit benefit
from multi-sensory elements that set a mood of contemplation.
between the NW Pavilion and the Talbot Professional Center, the Healing
Garden serves as a quiet space for meditation and reflection. Patients,
families, visitors and staff find its soothing outdoor spaces restful and
refreshing. The garden includes beautiful plantings, a water feature and
private areas with benches.
Healing Garden is home to our inaugural Thank a Caregiver installation –
recognizing staff members, caregiving teams and friends of Valley, who have
delivered or received outstanding care, in a lasting way. The beautiful metal
gabion structures are filled with vibrant glass floats in Valley’s watercolors,
representing the diversity of the community we serve, the cultures represented
by our staff and the wide range of care services provided across our hospital
and clinic network.
||A new memorial is also
planned for the Healing Garden in recognition of Dr Bob Thompson, his career
and his tremendous impact to Valley. Dr Bob’s vision and his selfless devotion to his patients and to
his community helped make Valley what it is today. Recognizing his love for
water and the outdoors, a waterfall feature and a wave-formed metal gabion
structure, filled with blue-green blown glass floats, are being designed as a
tribute to all that he did to care for our community like family.