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Grounds for Healing

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJ Hamilton) opened its first healing garden in 2001 to complement its clinical expertise by providing serene, contemplative outdoor spaces designed for healing. The gardens offer a complete sensory experience and feature lush greenery, aquatic elements, detailed stonework, and comfortable seating areas. They also promote an appreciation for art as each garden has been carefully planned in conjunction with artisans associated with the nationally acclaimed Grounds For Sculpture Park and Museum.Grounds for Healing logo

Today, RWJ Hamilton is proud to offer four Grounds For Healing® gardens which demonstrate therapeutic relaxation and an array of medical benefits such as measurable improvements in brainwave activity, in memory, clarity of speech, and marked improvements in blood pressure and circulatory processes.

The newest Grounds For Healing® coincides with the recent addition of the four-story Lakefront Patient Tower. This garden can be viewed from nearly every vantage point within the new building in addition to being a welcome place for visitors and employees to gather.

Establishing each Grounds For Healing® is made possible by the committed support of individuals and corporations who contribute toward the walkways, landscape design and the gardens' features which include greenery and sculptures, as well as pavers and benches.Grounds for Healing garden

Pavers & Benches

Two of the most popular giving opportunities that directly support the Grounds For Healing® include "pavers and benches." Paver pathways guide visitors through the serene gardens. The elegant engraving of donor names and messages on the pavers and benches honor contributions and bring life to the stone pathways.

8" x 8" Paver.................................$500
8" x 4" Paver.................................$100

Donations made to RWJ Hamilton Foundation's Grounds For Healing® are tax deductible. For more details or to tour the gardens, call (609) 584-6581.

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