Samaritan Medical Center and the SMC Foundation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Healing Gardens, as well as a formal dedication of the new connector between the hospital and nursing home in memory of Mary S. Macsherry on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
The Samaritan Healing Gardens are one of the final projects to be completed as part of SMC's multimillion dollar expansion and modernization project. The addition of these gardens to the Samaritan campus was intended to create a relaxing and therapeutic environment for all to enjoy. The Healing Gardens are generous gifts of three families: Mary and Ted Mascott, Lee and Deborah Hirschey, and Urban and Sally Hirschey.
The Macsherry Connector was constructed to join together Samaritan Medical Center and Samaritan Keep Home as a way to share services and create new places of respite for patients, family and staff to enjoy. This two-level structure was designed to provide a visual connection to the Healing Gardens so that they can be enjoyed from many different vantage points during all seasons.