Bank Forward/Insure Forward recently donated $35,000 to North Country Health Services Foundation's current project, Excellence in Healthcare.
The donation supports the construction of an indoor healing garden that will be located at North Country Regional Hospital. The garden is one of seven items that are a part of the Excellence in Healthcare package to enhance healthcare services and facilities for our region.
A healing garden brings the elements of a natural environment to the practice of modern medicine. Healing gardens are designed to reduce stress for patients, staff, families, and visitors; improve patient health; and provide opportunity for visual solace, a connection to nature and a sense of peace.
Other items in the Excellence in Healthcare package include GeneXpert System lab equipment, bedside medication verification, Same Day Surgery TVs, an outdoor healing garden, a dietary management system and patient room renovations.
To contribute to the project, call the NCHS Foundation at 333-5515.