Tri-City Medical Centers opened their Healing Gardens in June 2011. The construction of the three new healing gardens was a collaborative effort by Tri-City Hospital Foundation, Tri-City Medical Center employees and North Coast Church. Nearly 200 volunteers assisted in construction of the gardens.
Patients, visitors and employees find the healing gardens a peaceful, quiet place to reflect. Research has shown that healing gardens can have a therapeutic effect on patients with serious illnesses. By providing a place of refuge and a relaxing atmosphere, such gardens can improve patients’ well-being. Spending time in a healing garden is thought to reduce stress levels, anxiety and blood pressure. The gardens also offer a place for families and visitors to come together in a pleasant outdoor environment.