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Healing Gardens at Hospitals Reduce Patient Stress, Promote Recovery

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A community hospital in Wisconsin, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services devotes itself to delivering compassionate care to all its patients. As a part of this commitment, Edgerton Hospital maintains a unique healing garden on its campus.

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Healing Gardens at Hospitals Reduce Patient Stress, Promote Recovery

  1. 1. HEALING GARDENS AT HOSPITALS REDUCE PATIENT STRESS, PROMOTE RECOVERY By Edgerton Hospital
  2. 2. Introduction  A community hospital in Wisconsin, Edgerton Hospital and Health Services devotes itself to delivering compassionate care to all its patients. As a part of this commitment, Edgerton Hospital maintains a unique healing garden on its campus. According to an article in Scientific American, healing gardens at hospitals have grown in popularity in recent years. In fact, scientific studies have affirmed that spending time in healing gardens can in certain cases help patients in recovering from infections, surgeries, and other conditions. Research has also validated that healing gardens may result in shorter hospital stays and an improved sense of well-being for patients.
  3. 3. Healing Gardens  While healing gardens can’t directly cure serious conditions or injuries, they can reduce stress and pain in patients, which can have a positive effect on their immune systems. To date, studies have shown that the most successful healing gardens feature lush greenery, mature trees, and water features, such as fountains.

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