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New oncology garden and Vital Monitors at OMC comes to life through gifts of generosity


In June of 2021, volunteers and staff gathered to plant colorful perennials and grasses in a newly landscaped oncology garden located outside the cancer center at Osceola Medical Center. Volunteers and staff, led by Master Gardener Kris Bahr, spent 3 hours planting the garden. Chris lost her husband to cancer recently.


Gardening helps her heal and appreciate the beauty in nature. Oncology Manager, Sanci Harshman, shared “This has been a vision of ours for a couple years and our patients deserve it. It is a joy to see this beautiful garden thriving with nature and our patients benefitting from it.”


J&S General Contracting designed and developed the garden. Other donors provided additional funding for the purchase of plants and decorative pieces which will provide a more therapeutic experience for patients during their treatments.

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