This release from CHI Health is reprinted here with permission:
At CHI Health, our core purpose is to heal the body, mind and spirit. Our most important focus is to care for our patients and their families.
We are excited to announce that the CHI Health Foundation and TS Bank are partnering with Mercy’s Behavioral Health team to revitalize a therapy garden and green space for McDermott patients. The green space will include different environmental elements, such as a working garden, flowers, recreation area, and meditation space, to improve patients’ healing, recovery, and experience.
TS Bank, a strong supporter of the community and Mercy Hospital, has pledged $5,000 to this project.
“We are glad to partner with Mercy Hospital and how the behavioral garden will serve area patients in their personal healing and recovery process,” said Kelsey Stupfell, director of community reinvestment at TS Banking Group. "This is a great addition to our community’s overall healthcare experiences."
Mercy Hospital intends to incorporate the colors and sounds of nature into the revitalized green space. Our goals of this project are to:
- Facilitate stress reduction which helps the body reach a calmer, more balanced state and enhances the immune system.
- Facilitate pain reduction and reduction in use of narcotic pain medication.
- Facilitate improved outcomes, and as a result, less readmissions.
- Provide patients with the opportunity to relax and reflect and activate their own inner healing resources.
- Provide patients with opportunities for physical movement and exercise in the fresh air.
- Provide settings where patients can gather together and enjoy social support.
This project so clearly connects to our mission of healing each patient in mind, body and spirit and the project is part of the foundation upon which Mercy was built. In 1903, Mercy treated its first patient: a behavioral health patient, and 116 years later, we are still continuing the Sisters of Mercy’s mission.
If you have any questions, please contact Abby Jares, development officer, at (712) 328-5372 or Abby.Jares@alegent.org.
In the photo: Back row, left to right, Abby Jares, Ellen Johnson, Adam Mahrt, Susan Wurtz, Chasity Kephart and Jill Halverson with CHI Health and Kelsey Stupfell with TS Banking Group. Front row, left to right, Kathy Capobianco, Kaylene Wiseman, Stephanie Kelnhofer, Holly Leafty and Jane Beasley with CHI Health.
About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10% of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. Treynor State Bank was chartered in 1923 and branded to TS Bank in 2005. TS Bank has $384 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $245 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Branch locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning and Council Bluffs, Iowa. For more information visit tsbank.com.