With limitations in place regarding hospital visitation, Mount St. Mary’s was looking for a way to bolster the spirits of both patients and medical personnel.
“We created a rock garden, titled ‘Heroes Rock! Garden,’ around our statue of Mary outside of our main lobby entrance,” Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Manager of Public Relations and Community Affairs Karrie Gebhardt said. “One of our leadership staff, Bernadette Franjoine, VP of mission integration, has a cousin who painted several rocks with pictures and words of encouragement. As our associates walk in and out each day by the Blessed Mother, they will see these uplifting messages.”
Gebhardt said, “We would be happy if the community wanted to join in, too.”
Of course, social distancing measures remain in place, so please keep a six-foot distance.