HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital has always given special consideration to the spiritual and emotional needs of those in our care. Although the care we provide often focuses on the patient's physical condition, St. Anthony's also believes in a holistic healing approach: providing emotional and spiritual support as well.
St. Anthony's ministry of healing continues with an outdoor healing garden for our patients, visitors, and staff. This therapeutic environment provides an area of sanctuary and solace for all who wish to visit it, whether they are a patient here or a community member who needs a quiet place for contemplation. Utilizing a harmonious balance between body and mind, The Healing Garden is designed to stimulate one's visual and auditory senses through the choice of plants, sound, and color.
With a pleasing array of perennials, shrubbery, and trees, the garden can be enjoyed throughout the seasons. The Healing Garden is located in the area between the southeast building and the Chapel. The Healing Garden includes a winding, wheelchair-accessible path, benches and lush plants to ensure privacy and serenity for those visiting the area.
The winding pathway has different size bricks called pavers, bordering the path. The pavers can be engraved to honor or memorialize a family member, friend, or loved one. Your gift provides lasting recognition of someone special for others to observe and enjoy along the path that signifies our commitment to the ministry of healing: a healing of body, mind and spirit.