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Published on June 27, 2012

Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Receives Award for Design

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Rockville, MD – The Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital has won a Merit Award in the 19th Annual Professional Awards Program by the Maryland and Potomac Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). This award recognizes superior professional accomplishment and brings public attention to the outstanding projects and services of Landscape Architects.

“At Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, we are committed to caring for the whole person,” said Dennis Hansen, President of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. “The Healing Garden demonstrates our commitment to caring for not only the physical, but also the spiritual and mental needs of the community.”

The Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden opened at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, off of the family lounge by the oncology unit, in September 2010. It was made possible through a generous gift from Barbara Truland-Butz’s brother and her four sons, after she passed away from cancer. The garden was also made possible through employee and community donations.

“Shady Grove Adventist Hospital offers coordinated cancer care to our community that goes beyond clinical treatment,” said Jane Peck, Executive Director of Cancer Care Services for Adventist HealthCare. “The Healing Garden is an example of the comprehensive support that we provide to our patients and their families.”

In addition to the oncology unit, the garden can be viewed from many rooms on the second, third and fourth floors of the hospital’s tower, which opened in 2007. It includes plants, a water feature, a zen garden, quiet places to sit and a pathway of personalized stones donated in honor of loved ones.

“The garden is a wonderful refuge that reflects the hospital’s deep commitment to the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of people in our care,” said Will Smith, Chief Development Officer for Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

The Healing Garden was a collaboration by Oasis Design Group, Ruppert Landscaping, Wilmot Sanz, Roofmeadow, Whiting-Turner and Cagley & Associates. The garden previously won the prestigious ABC Excellence in Construction Award in 2011.

The Barbara Truland-Butz Healing Garden will continue to provide a soothing, healing environment for cancer patients with the opening of The Aquilino Cancer Center on the campus of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in 2013. The center will overlook the garden and will be Montgomery County’s first community hospital-based, integrated, comprehensive cancer care program.

Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care facility in Rockville, Maryland, with 339 licensed beds. Shady Grove is committed to delivering excellent health care through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The hospital offers a broad range of health services and is recognized for excellence in emergency care; high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; cardiac and vascular interventional care; oncology care; several surgical specialties; and a number of specialized services for children. The Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown provides emergency medical care to more than 35,000 residents each year. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is part of Maryland-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health-care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland.

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