Pennock Interfaith Healing Space
A New Place to Heal
Sanctuary and Healing Garden
The new space, located in the atrium area near the main entrance, will reflect an inter-faith presence and serve as a calming place where all are welcome to pray and receive spiritual counsel, be a family, meditate, grieve and receive grace, peace and hope.
The decision to move the existing chapel to its new location in the hospital came about as a result of a focus group that included patients, families, ministers, social workers, hospice, employees and community at large. During working sessions with architects, the focus group shared how they would use the new space, the desire they had to bring the outdoors in and a hope to provide a unique, serene space for patient families and employees alike.
When we think of health care we naturally think of clinical care, but having this incredible sanctuary will allow the hospital to offer a next level of emotional and spiritual care.
Situated in the northern part of the atrium area, the sanctuary will offer flexible seating, areas for prayer and meditation, a resource wall and access to the outside healing garden. A new donor wall separating the sanctuary from the waiting area will highlight contributors to the new sanctuary in addition to donors of the PACS campaign that are currently recognized on bricks in the garden area.