Maureen Benito, pictured above, next to her plaque honoring her husband Norman, and seated on a live-edge redwood bench, one of the many nautral elements in this healing courtyard. 

With a generous match from Jim Thompson, Foundation board member, and Plantronics, Inc., over 40 physicians pledged $5,000 in support of the new surgery waiting area. The glass etched panels were designed and created by Heather Glass.

The new Terrace is named in honor of Isabel Wallace Bartfield by her husband, Lou. Isabel worked as a nurse and the terrace provides the hospital’s only public outdoor space on the second floor.

Plantronics, Inc. helped by generously naming the pond, with a soothing waterfall and live plants, in the new courtyard where our koi and turtles will return from their “staycation” at Frederick Street. 

Michael and Denine Butcher named the Consult Room in honor of parents, Poppi and Nonni. Mike and Denine felt the opportunity for physicians to meet privately with family and friends to review surgery outcomes was essential.

Over 630 community members, employees, physicians, businesses and foundations have donated to the Healing Courtyard Initiative providing soothing respite and therapeutic benefits. View images of the Norman and Maureen Benito Surgery Courtyard, Isabel Wallace Bartfield Terrace, Surgery Lobby and Consult Room.

A special thanks to the Healing Courtyard Committee: Joe Burton, Chair, Dr. Keith McKenzie, Vice-Chair, Chip Bogaard, Michael DeArmond, Sarah Edmundson, Michael Hollister, Carolyn Hyatt, Janet Krassow, Sister Mary Ellen Leciejewski, Dr. Patty Kubo Lezin, Jared Marks, Ken Morena, Timothy Morgan, Nancy Woolf

The Norman and Maureen Benito Courtyard was designed by Joni L. Janecki & Associates and constructed by FTG Builders, Inc., landscaping by Allied Landscaping, and Bogard Construction built the Surgery Lobby and Terrace, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers.