Galilee Medical Center.
(photo credit: KKL-JNF)
Thanks to the generosity of Friends of KKL-JNF in Uruguay. The room and garden were established in memory of Louis Emsheimer.
With the opening of the new geriatric occupational therapy room and garden, KKL-JNF has done something good for the patients of the Western Galilee Hospital, hospital director Dr. Masad Barhoum told KKL-JNF Uruguay
President Nadin Hakas at the unveiling of the room’s memorial plaque on April 19.
The room and garden in memory of Louis Emsheimer was made possible by a family donation through KKL-JNF Uruguay and is already in use.
“It is wonderful,” Barhoum said. “We are happy for the collaboration with KKL-JNF.”
He noted that the garden, with its herbs and flowers, as well as its quiet space, contributes immensely to the patients’ rehabilitation process, providing them with motivation and a green place to regain their strength.
“Just seeing the garden makes them feel better and that can help them get better faster,” he said. “The garden also gives them motivation. If they want mint for their tea they can come here and pick their own mint leaves.”
KKL Uruguay President Nadin Hakas said that KKL Uruguay is happy to be able to help improve the medical capabilities of the hospital to serve its patients, noting that proportionally, Uruguay has one of the highest donation rates per capita.
“The goal of KKL-JNF is to strengthen the periphery
,” she said, encouraging the hospital to recommend projects. “We are ready to help. That is what we want to do.”
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