Scheduled for completion in 2015, the gardens at Great Plains will be a magnificent outdoor sanctuary carefully designed to reinvigorate the soul during the health care journey.
The serenity and breathtaking beauty of the healing garden will transcend visitors from the anxiety associated with a difficult diagnosis or stressful trauma to a place of inner peace and strength. It will be a safe refuge and a private place for contemplation where the mind, body and spirit can truly connect.
The gathering garden will be designed as a place for families, visitors, and staff to enjoy an outdoor space away from the intensity of medical stresses for rejuvenation, conversation, and dining.
Together, the gardens at Great Plains will be a beautiful addition to the communitiy landscape.
“As a nurse practitioner, I often feel the need of my patients and their families looking for a quiet
place to reflect during their health care journey. I think it’s wonderful of the community to recognize
the healing garden as a need in North Platte and to help raise the funds to make it happen.”
– Traci Hoatson, ARNP, GPRMC heart and vascular department
“Kevin passed away four years ago from cancer. As anyone can imagine, it was a difficult time for our family. He was my brother and just 45-years-old. As we sat at the Hospice House in Denver week-after-week trying to comfort him and yet anticipating his death, it was clear that in the midst of all
his pain, we could not burden him with ours. We found solace in a healing garden that we discovered on campus. It was beautiful, serene and very private. It was a place where I could go to cry, to pray, to allow my soul to be at peace with what was happening to Kevin – to us. I felt safe there, as if for just one moment, I could forget about the inevitable and recharge myself to become the stronger person Kevin needed me to be for himself and his two children.”
– Fiona Libsack, North Platte resident