(EFFINGHAM, IL) – The HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Foundation dedicated The Healing Garden in May 2009. Located between the Prairie Heart Institute at St. Anthony’s and the Chapel, The Healing Garden offers a place of peace and comfort for patients, visitors and hospital colleagues. Please feel free to visit The Healing Garden anytime you are looking for a place of serenity and solitude.
Part of the appeal of the Healing Garden are the touching commemorative pavers placed throughout the garden, recognizing contributions given to support the healing of body, mind, and spirit of St. Anthony’s patients and families. As the hospital continues to expand and grow The Healing Garden, the Foundation is offering an opportunity to honor a loved one, or simply to support this area of sanctuary and solace for all who wish to visit it, whether they are a patient at St. Anthony’s or a community member who needs a quiet place for contemplation. Pavers are now being placed in the walkway/landscaping area across from the entrance to the Prairie Heart Institute.
For making a contribution at certain levels for the Healing Garden, the Foundation offers the following commemorative opportunities:
Gifts can provide lasting recognition of someone special for others to observe and enjoy as St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital continues its ministry of healing; a healing of body, mind, and spirit. Consider making a contribution to commemorate a birth, “in memory of…”, your family or business name, an anniversary or a special celebration. The next paver order will be placed on March 12.
Visit the hospital’s web site at stanthonyshospital.org, click “Giving” at the top of the page, then click “The Healing Garden Commemorative Paver Program” to locate a downloadable paver form. Contributions can also be made on-line through the web site by selecting “Giving”, and then “Make a Donation.” For more information about The Healing Garden and commemorative opportunities, contact Michael Wall, Director of Philanthropy, at 217-347-1854 or firstname.lastname@example.org.