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Healing Garden Becoming A Reality In Spring

Healing Gardenclick photo at right to enlarge

Sister M. Dianna Hell, Mission Leader, and Lee Boyles, Administrator, have worked with Philip Homan, local Architect, on the design for the Healing Garden at the CHI Oakes Hospital. The Healing Garden is a passion of Sister Dianna’s and she has worked diligently to have her dream become a reality. Sister M. Dianna reflects upon the Healing Garden as a place of reflection, relaxation, healing of the mind, body and soul.

In preparation for this article to the public, Sister Dianna says “I am so happy to come to you at this time to tell you about the Healing Garden. Many of you have frequently asked me when the Healing Garden will become a reality or have said you have funds to give but don’t want to give it until the Healing Garden is for certain.”

As soon as the frost is out of the ground, Philip Homan will begin working on the Healing Garden. Depending upon the funds available, the work will be completed in three phases. The statue of the Blessed Mother Mary, a waterfall, and the original marble from the front of the old hospital will be incorporated into one of the phases. As illustrated in the design, a walkway will intertwine throughout the shrubs, shade trees, and benches, allowing patients to stroll outdoors, admire the beauty of nature, or simply enjoy the garden with visitors. The garden will be open to all patients, families, friends, visitors and employees to use as a place of peace and reflection.

Currently $10,186.16 has been received from memorials designated for the Healing Garden. If you are interested in donating to the Healing Garden you may contact Sister M. Dianna Hell. If Sister doesn’t have the answer immediately to your question she will contact Philip Homan and get back to you.

Memorials may be given as monetary memorials or the purchase of an identified object in the project such as a memorial bench, tree, shrub, waterfall, bird bath, tables, chairs, etc. Personalized pavers for the walkway may be discussed. Donations or memorials earmarked for the Healing Garden can be dropped off or mailed to the hospital, attention Sister M. Dianna Hell.


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Oakes, North Dakota 58474

(701) 742.3291

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