Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Dedicates Heal and Grow Courtyard
For immediate release: October 12, 2017
BALTIMORE, MD (October 12) - Today, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital opened its new Heal and Grow Courtyard in a dedication that included donors,hospital staff and community partners. The courtyard is located outside of the waiting area for outpatient families, who are primarily receiving rehabilitation services. Designed as a calm and safe space, it includes a large mosaic mural, seating areas and other unique features.
“We are pleased that our young patients and their families can now enjoy this colorful courtyard,” said Susan Dubroff, MWPH Director of Rehabilitation Services. “I’ve been very involved in the creation of this space, and I feel that our team succeeded in designing a quiet, peaceful space. The turtles and Black-eyed Susans represent Maryland, and the fun aquatic mosaics were made in partnership with Art with a Heart.”
Many partners shared in the realization of the large and impactful courtyard. Primary donors included Drs. Penny and Ron Silverman, Mt. Washington Pediatric Foundation board member Kevin Hollins and his family, the Jack and Mae Rosenberg Charitable Trust, members of the Ballard Spahr law firm, and donors to the 2015 Storybook Gala.
“We were enthusiastic about supporting Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, and this courtyard was an excellent project for us,” said Fred Wolf III, partner at Ballard Spahr and chair of the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Board. “It was additionally satisfying for me because I have served on the board for many years and have seen the unique role this hospital plays for the children of Maryland.”
The dedication included a ribbon-cutting and comments from Dr. Richard Katz, Chief Medical Officer, and Jill Feinberg, VP of Development and External Affairs. The Heal and Grow Courtyard, now formally dedicated, will continue to welcome children and their families, providing a cheerful haven while they receive care at the hospital.
About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow
Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital provides family-focused, integrated care to children with serious, chronic or complex medical needs. Since 1922, the hospital has helped children heal from illness and injury, and now treats nearly 9,000 patients each year. The 102-bed hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine and has locations in Baltimore City, Prince George’s County and in the community. For more information, please visit www.mwph.org.