Concrete Courtyard to Healing Garden

Mercy Southwest Hospital courtyard
Mercy Southwest Hospital courtyard
Image: John Harte

As the current chair of the Healthcare and Therapeutic Design PPN, I was contacted by a writer from the Bakersfield Californian newspaper who was writing an article on one of Bakersfield Mercy Hospital’s new healthcare gardens. Please take a look at the article to discover what is happening in Bakersfield.  Healthcare gardens are replacing dehumanizing concrete entryways.

by:  Rick Spalenka

One thought on “Concrete Courtyard to Healing Garden

  1. Rick Spalenka April 10, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    Dang – Annette Funicello died here April 8th 2013. She was my first heart throb.

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